"Oh my gosh! Look at my double chin!"... "Oh man! look at my moms hair! haha!" I can't believe he fell!"
THESE are the BEST photos because... They. Are. Real.
Face it. Life goes on, the party eventually ends, and the honeymoon phase...is just a phase.
So who cares about the candid photos? After all, you hired the photographer to get beautiful, picture perfect portraits to frame, and show off in your home. Right?
Wrong! Your future children ( and/or current) care about those candids.
Your future grandchildren care about those candids.
Your elderly parents and/or grandparents care.
Your future son/daughter in law cares about those candids.
And what about your great GREAT grandchildren?!
When you pass away and all there is are memories of you and your loved one left, how do you want to be remembered? Posed and positioned? Or real? You want them to see what you looked like when you were laughing so hard you snorted. You want them to know what you looked like when you were embarrassed because you almost tripped and fell on the dance floor, and what you looked like when you rolled your eyes at a family member being their usual annoying self. What about what great great great grandma looked like trying to put her dentures back in!
These candids are what spark that conversation with your descendants, that give a back story. Kids will point and ask...who is that? Why are they laughing so hard? Why are they mad? Why are they covering their face? In Laws will ask whose side of the family is THAT crazy lady on?
Answering these questions will then start to paint a picture about what the family was like before them. About what the personalities, and the dynamics were really like. Kids LOVE this kind of stuff. It helps shape who they are and where they come from. In laws learn a ton about who they married and their background. It makes them feel closer and more apart of his/her new family.
So while I will use my experience to pose you, and catch your best side, I will also focus a lot of my energy hanging around the background, unnoticed, catching the moments you didn't think you would even cherish, until you see them...
^ Behind the Cake! ^ You make me laugh! ^Got my Mojo Back!