What is wedding photography?
It seems a simple enough question to answer at first.
In Wikipedia’s words: Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception. It is a major commercial endeavour that supports the bulk of the efforts for many photography studios or independent photographers.
In my words: Wedding photography is my passion but also some kind of honour. It is a peculiar moment in a life time that has been entrusted to me to share with a family on their wedding day, and that we, as photographers, use as our canvas is a landmark of new beginnings in a couple’s life. The day that the future bride to be has been dreaming of since her childhood. It is a day that parents hope will come but pray it never will. It is a day that we will see fathers cry and mothers clutch something familiar. It is a day that will never happen again. Our images create on this day unforgettable memories that will last forever