One of many reasons why portrait time is important!
Hear me out. I know you will agree.
I sat down with a bride-to-be this week (let's call her "Meg"), and we talked about what she was expecting for her wedding photography. As I often hear (and I thoroughly related to as a Bride) Meg wanted to iterate how unenthused she was about a particular part of the wedding. I hear it all the time... "I'm not really keen on having photos of me".
I TOTALLY get it. For whatever reason I'm not the kind of person that wants multiple photos of myself hanging on walls around my house either. I'm not the kind of person who posts daily selfies and makes my friends pose for photos of us at every social occassion. Is that ironic?
But here's the thing, your wedding photos of you and your spouse aren't just for you; they're for your family, friends, your children or other successors, but most importantly they're for FUTURE you!
I explained to Meg how much I understood her point of view, but we both agreed that yes, in 30 years time when we're tripping on our boobs we will treasure those photos of our perky, spring chicken selves. Can you imagine your old raison wrinkled self saying "I really wish I hadn't spent the time to have these photos taken and spent more time chatting to my weird Uncle."?
So in conclusion dear Brides (and Grooms), please consider beyond yourself when you're planning your wedding day, consider your future self! In Meg's case thankfully her and her partner understand that when the memory (and the mammarys) aren't what they used to be, at least they'll remember WHO they married!
I catch joy and tell happy love stories. I'm a wedding photographer based on the Gold Coast in QLD. Now taking bookings for 2020 and 2021.