Full Samples of Photos Passed Back to Couples:
Wedding photography, something simple ( i mean just take camera and shoot la almost everyone is a photographer this days with their phones ain’t it?) yet something that several friends of mine have given up over the years. Yet i feel blessed whenever i can join a couple on this magical day of theirs with the objective of capture the moment for which would never occur again (how not to stress eh)
I think every wedding photographer has their own unique points and for me personally my own wedding has change my thoughts on wedding photography in the following sense:
- The Wedding Guest and their Handphone : I wish my guest had just enjoyed the moment as it is instead of whipping up their phone at any chance they have (i think this is also true in concert where you see people pre-occupied with their phone rather than enjoying the moment). I recall the moments where i am walking down the isle of the banquet and seeing probably just about all the guest next to the isle with their phone busy recording down the moment. Wondering what is shown behind the screen and as of today wondering if the moment they captured is still in their phone or being viewed at all. As such, in my recent captures since, i have been trying my best to capture what is behind the screens of the guest. Going through my gallery you will see frequent shots of the guest and their phones which is my way of embracing what technology has given to us.
- The Wedding Guest and Their Moments: See after my wedding and in most wedding i do have a lot of moments of us smiling, of us shedding tears of joy…well basically a lot of photos of us. 80% of the photo is about us maybe 10% of group or table to table shots and 10% of my guest? However, i do think that a wedding is more than just that of the wedding couple. It is about the elders of the family gathering to catch up with their brother and sister or the cute little grandchildren. It is about your cousin and your friends gathering to celebrate this joyous day with you. So hey why not have more photos of them! which brings me to the 3rd point
- Memory of everyone: While with technology we are able to send pics of the day to our client easily over the web, i like to sit down with my couples to go through the photos. Every moment they remembered through my photos motivates me for the next wedding. Not all my photos are tack sharp as most of my photo (like 90%) are just moments that occur at that point of time. But i do hope each photo brings a story to the couple whom views them and also to the guest when they receive the photos from the couple (yeah imagine the guest receiving photo of themselves in their moment and not just the usual table to table. It really does make them feel like they have been a part of that magical evening).