Oh, how I loved this wedding – let me count the ways! Erica’s dress was a Maggie Soterro dress from Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor in Northville, MI, and it was so beautiful. The cake was done by Elite Sweets out of Livonia – it was one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever seen, and the center pieces and flowers were done by Wedding Celebrations & Creations, Canton. Every detail of this wedding was so classy and elegant. I truly felt honored to be their wedding photographer and what a fun wedding to blog!
With digital photography so easily available to all – I seem to have the same conversation over and over with friends or clients about if it takes away from or can it replace a wedding photographer. Wedding photography is so much more than having a camera and pointing and shooting, or going down a “check list” of images to capture. It is not about just being able to expose correctly, or capture an image in focus – it is about capturing moments that get lost in the chaos of the day, being able to be a fly on the wall and not an elephant in the room charging through, it’s about knowing when to let the bride take a moment to regroup after her and her mom start crying after looking at each other, it’s going with the flow of the wedding and being able to direct when called for and being a bystander when needed. Being a professional wedding photographer is being able to find light for portraits, locations that no one else can see, poses that flatter a bride, being silly to get a flower girl to smile, capturing all the events of the day, the emotions of the day…and the beauty of the day. I sent out a challenge to some of my photography friends to do a “what is wedding photography” blog and I’m so happy to be able to share Joe and Erica’s wedding in such a special way 🙂
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