Monday, 9 November 2015

Wedding Day Photography: Are Cellphones Taking Away From The Experience?

April and I are really lucky, doing what we do. We get the ultimate 'backstage pass' for a couple's wedding day! We know what the wedding will ultimately look like; from the dresses, to the venue, hair and makeup, colour theme - we see it all, months ahead. Heck, even on the day of the wedding, we get to see everything hours before friends, family and in the case of the venue, the bride and groom!

For everyone involved in and invited to a wedding, it's such an exciting day and there is sooooo much that we're looking forward to; we can't wait to see the bride, the kiss, THE DRESS! the reception and the festivities of the day.  And of course we want pictures of the day to record just how beautiful the couple looked, or the moment the bride or groom walked up the aisle towards a new chapter in this crazybeautiful thing we call life.  Sometimes though, I wonder just how many of these moments we're really enjoying and being present for, when we're busy snapping all those pics. I love seeing expressions on the big day - the look on a groom's face as he sees his bride for the first time as she walks towards him; the looks on the faces of friends and relatives as they react to the bridal party procession. But more and more, we don't see those faces looking towards the sights of the day, we see them looking at the day filtered through the screen on their phones, concentrating on taking a photo as the day marches past!

This article is a great read, especially for any couples who are currently planning their weddings and the idea of photography and videography is on the table. Will you have a fully plugged-in wedding, complete with a hashtag and Instagram fingerprint? Or would you consider a wedding where cellphones are checked at the door?

*~One Camera To Rule Them All!~*

Wishing you a day as limitless as you are~
Lisa and April

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