Wedding photography can be fun and a simultaneously a little tricky. I photographed The R’s portraits on the day they were wed at the Latter Day Saints’ Temple in Mesa, Arizona. We did not shoot at the most ideal time of day but because we had nice shade afforded by rather mature trees, the portraits turned out stellar!
While shooting portraits for LDS day ceremonies is a ton of fun, weddings in general can be tricky. The R’s were cool, calm, gorgeous and collected on their wedding day and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome.
Wedding photography is wonderful in many regards:
- People are present READY to be seen and captured for all time – they are wearing their best duds and sporting gracious attitudes. People know these moments are being photographed so they have their best foot and faces forward. Style is generally on point and people are generally at the top of their wardrobe game at weddings.
- People are talking to people they haven’t ever talked to before, all in the name of the couple’s union and the opportunity to capture people together that are rarely together is exciting. These interactions are meaningful because they generally only happen at significant times. It is a gift for a couple to have both of their families mix and mingle and come together.
- Emotions are heightened so people are more likely to be expressed in ways they normally may not be and these forms of expression often make for unique and special images. Parents’ affections run deep and on these celebratory days for their children, love manifests itself in beautiful and touching ways.
- The couple is connected to the momentousness of their union and they are generally at their very best and most loving with each other. Photographing these moments of intimacy is a privilege and giving these images – these reminders of their love and their commitment to each other – is an honor.