Yesterday was supposed to kick off my new Monday series on all things Wedding, but Mike’s sister is town for a visit and family time always trumps blogging time. I have a few minutes this morning while Ava naps in her stroller, so I figured better late than never.
Now that I am starting to plan my own wedding, I will be sharing the journey with you and all of the inspiration and ideas I find along the way. A picture is worth a thousand words … or thousands of dollars in the case of hiring a wedding photographer. You want your special day to be perfect and so the memories you capture should be too. Today’s wedding photography looks like it belongs in a fashion editorial spread for Vogue. The images are striking and candid and really capture the personality of the bride and groom.
I love the creativity behind this polaroid shot by Heather Waraksa. Heather is based in Brooklyn, NY, received her BFA in photography, and has shot editorials, fashion, and still life – and she brings all of that expertise with her when shooting weddings and engagements. The shot of the bride toking a cigar is priceless!
Fine Art photographer, Anna Kuperberg captured this beautiful veil shot and some fun loving personality with the smiley faced lollies.
Award winning photographers and husband and wife team, Prem and Cheridy Mukherjee of Arising Images are based in Michigan. Their images are inspired by the rewards of bringing others joy and they do an amazing job at capturing those precious moments in a fun and inticing way.
Wedding photos hold so much sentimental value because they allow you to look back and share and experience those precious memories throughout the years. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look you want … research local photographers and when you find one with a style that fits your needs [and budget] make sure you sit down and discuss exactly what you are looking for. Let them know which images of theirs you really like and feel free to show them other images for inspirational examples. Make sure you will have plenty of shots to select from and if you have a fun idea, let your photographer know. It’s okay to collaborate with your wedding photographer … they have the creative vision and photography know-how, but it’s your personality that adds that extra touch. XO