HUGE THANK YOU to Mary, of We Choose The Moon, for sending me this wedding. I love the uniqueness of the venue that the couple chose, and the all around vibe of the day. This is such a great reminder that you can do whatever you want for YOUR wedding!
From the Couple
What was the most important thing to you while planning?
How did you find your vendors?
What creative touches did you use throughout your wedding?
Did you forego any of the traditional aspects of weddings?
What was your favorite part of the day?
From the Photographer
How did you prepare your clients for your style of shooting and the harsh light?
This wedding was an unique situation. I had worked with Jess at a retail store for some time when I was still getting started in photography. She was there from the beginning of my journey and watched me grow through personal interactions and social media. Having worked together before, little to no preparation was needed. My work ethic doesn’t vary from job to job. I give 110% no matter what I’m doing. Also Jess dabbles in photography so she already had a pretty decent idea on how light works and the way I use it. Amanda is so easy going, she was just there along for the ride and did whatever I asked of her; no questions asked.
What techniques did you use that were out of the norm?
I didn’t put a label on either of my brides. Even though Jess was in a suit and Amanda in a dress, I didn’t think “Oh, Jess is the “man” and Amanda is the “woman” in this pose”. As I do with all my clients, I gave simple directions and let them pose themselves; do what felt natural and comfortable with them.
Do you have any advice for other photographers or vendors when it comes to weddings?
Don’t force your clients into cookie cutter poses or traditional gender roles. Letting go of those ideas opens so many creative doors for truly creative and unique photos.