Friday, 18 May 2018

Wedding Photos - My Thoughts

I have mentioned in a previous post that I believe that photographs are one of, if not the most important parts of a wedding. Whether you pay £15,000 or £500 for your wedding day, you want something to remember it by. This is something I truly believe and I'll explain a little bit why.



Wedding photos are the most cherished keepsake from your wedding. (I would hazard a guess that most couples would choose their wedding photo albums over a toaster or a china plate set) They are something that when you're memories start to become a bit fuzzy, you can look back and remember everything that happened that day.



Not only that, quite often, guests take photos that capture raw emotions from those around you. The pictures that your photographer may miss because they are focusing on the happy couple. Wedding Photo Swap is a place that all your guests can add their photos of your special day by app or website, to various albums that you can create and name. I think that this is an amazing idea as it'll mean that you get "real life" photos, reactions of your wedding party and quite possibly a few of the bride and groom too.


When it comes to whenever I get married, I will want as many photos as possible. I want to get to 80 years old, look back and be overwhelmed with the emotions I felt that day. I want to be able to look back and see how small my children were, see what everyone looked like and how much everyone has changed. I want to remember what fashion looked like, what everyone decided to wear to our big day. I want to remember the types of flowers I chose, what the wedding cake looked like and even what our wedding breakfast looked like.
Usually, these aren't things that are on a professional photographers itinerary which is why I love the idea of guests submitting their photos.

Don't get me wrong, I do love the traditional poses; bride and groom, bridesmaids, grooms men, family, wedding party and all the standard poses featured in wedding albums however I don't believe they truly capture all the emotion of a wedding and quite often, the bride and groom are present for all of these photos.


Weddings are quite busy and therefore I wouldn't be able to be everywhere at once (although I would love to be), I feel like I will miss seeing the faces of family when I'm not looking, I may forget what emotion they showed or whether they wiped that tear away before the photographer took a picture but hopefully guests will be able to be a bit more stealthy and take plenty of pictures from behind the scenes.

I think this is a marvellous idea and I will definitely be including an Wedding Photo Swap invite card in the invitations when we get married.


Did anyone else fall in love with some of the guests pictures?


*Disclaimer: This post was in collaboration with Wedding Photo Swap

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