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May 6, 2016

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The days of 100% posed wedding photography are over and I couldn’t be happier! Before you grab your pitchforks and come at me reckless, let me explain. Here’s the thing – you’re getting MARRIED. The entire day is full of real, raw emotion. You’re celebrating your love, surrounded by your favorite people, and getting your party on with everyone once the vows are said and your lips have met. Don’t downplay all that magic by only hiring a photographer for a few posed shots. In case you’re on the fence about hiring a photographer with a more documentary wedding photography style flair for your big day, consider this.

It’s like getting a whole new perspective on your big day.

When you’re getting married, you’ll be soaking it in, sure, but you’ll also be soaking it in from exactly one viewpoint – yours. That’s amazing, and unique, and so necessary, but it also has a tendency to make you blind to some of the finer details of the whole thing. You’re focused on making it down the aisle, saying your vows right, not tripping as you recess with your new spouse and the bridal party, and trying not to Kim K ugly cry at the toasts. These are the things you SHOULD be focusing on. But a photographer who takes documentary-style candids is going to capture all the stuff you missed. Think of us like the really talented fly on the wall who cares deeply about your day being documented in the most meaningful way.

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We capture the unexpected sweetest moments.

Portraits, cake cutting, first dances, that stuff is all planned ahead of time. But when you hire a photographer who catched the in between moments, you’ve got a much better chance at a reaction shot of all the girls’ faces when you toss the bouquet, or a tender moment between the flower girl and ring bearer on the dancefloor. Some of the best moments of your wedding and reception will be the most unexpected, unplanned, and perfectly unposed ones – you don’t want to miss out on having those to look back on.

We’re talking about memories, not photographs.

In the end, this is it. You could have a handful of photographs that look pretty enough OR you could have photos that tell the story of your day. This day happens once, and if you don’t capture it well, you’ll be looking back bummed that you don’t really REMEMBER IT. But if you hire a photographer committed to showcasing your day as it happened, in the best possible way, you’re getting a book of memories when we deliver your files.
Documentary style, candids, whatever you want to call it, I call it an all-access pass to reliving that day in your mind whenever you want. And how freaking cool is that?

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