Today we have so many images thrown at us through social media.
The sheer frequency of this almost devalues what a single photograph can be about. But as you’re planning your wedding, you’ll search for ideas & inspiration, and find images that you absolutely love. You’ll see photos that are so beautiful & moving that you just wish you could have something exactly like that.
In this case how you get there is actually more important than the end result. Bear with me. It’s the end result that always counts, right? Well what we might be thinking of as the end result, a photo, isn’t where it really finishes. Remember looking at those photos you pinned and seeing something… that isn’t just skin deep, but a moment which throws out emotion and moves you? That makes you feel like you know how the people in that photo feel?
Well, stop right there. Imagine you are the person who was really there, who actually lived that moment, how would that photo then make you feel? Incredible. A completely unique feeling – that is the end result.
The moment you start trying to replicate the idea of a photograph, you’re denying yourself the chance to live your own life-moments. And you’re missing out on the end result, that feeling of your own meaningful photograph.
So how do we get to these photographs, these feelings?
Live them, don’t try to manufacture them. Then you need a photographer with the vision & compassion to actually see and capture these moments.