"Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer."
~ Edgar Watson Howe
Wedding photography can often be an equally exhausting experience for the photographers and the bride and groom. Actually, lets be honest, its ALWAYS an exhausting experience even at the best of times.
As photographers we arrive with a boat load of ideas and concepts that we then have to, pardon the pun, marry with the event, participants, location and weather. Its a balancing game of getting the obligatory shots, the fun shots and candids that everyone enjoys while letting bride, groom, wedding party and family have time to actually enjoy the event. Last thing you want to be remembered as is the dreaded drill sergeant with a lens.
However you get home, you download the flash cards and as you begin that first step of post processing you are reminded of how great some folks can be. Take Heather and Luc here. This shot is from their first of three, YES THREE, weddings with us. On the “low-key” day of their civil ceremony they were still up for whipping around a carousel in the center of Mulhouse France just for our enjoyment and photo op. And after all was said and done this fall at the final shoot in Canada we parted as friends and they were still smiling in front of our lenses.
I, we, wish them the best.