Weddings are truly beautiful, expensive, lavish expressions of a couples personalities. They spend months and months and thousands of dollars on every detail to express their love for one another at one grand gathering. As a wedding photographer there are many responsibilities that we have and it’s important for us to get the major events of the day, the ceremony, dad walking daughter down the aisle, the exchange of rings, the first kiss as a married couple. All of these things are “big” important parts of their day but what we can’t forget about are the “little big” things like the name cards that they agonized over for hours or the flowers that they went to 12 different florists before they found the right arrangement or the programs that they stayed up late at night finalizing just to make the day perfect.
We sometimes forget about the amount of effort that it takes two people to plan a wedding who normally don’t plan such events. As professionals in the business we are used to the in’s and out’s, where to go to get stuff done, and who to avoid. For most of our clients this is the only time they have ever experienced working with these types of vendors so their road may be very difficult for them. They pour tons of energy into this expression of themselves and we as photographers need to remember that and be sure to capture not only the “big” memories of the day’s events, but the “little big” memories too. Clients choose us because of our professionalism, our artistic style, and our attention to detail. Many times, some of my best photos are not of the event itself but of parts of the day that make up the event and clients love that attention to detail.