It’s been said that the substance of excellent wedding photography is emotion.  After all, what good is a wedding picture if the couple is standing somber and just staring at the camera?  Isn’t the picture much more indicative of the day if there was a twinkle captured in the eye of the groom or a tear escaping from the corner of the bride’s eye as she gazes up at her new husband? 

Who can resist the pull of heartstrings while looking at a picture of an emotional tearing up mother dancing the mother-son dance?

Classic.  Timeless.  Priceless.  Emotions are definitely the substance of good wedding photography.  How can you make sure you end up with photographs that will stir the emotional memories every time you look at them?

Hiring an experienced photographer is a must if capturing the emotion of your wedding is important to you. Finding a wedding photographer who will respect your vision and someone who you feel comfortable with will also ensure a more natural feel to the emotions seen in the photos.

The wedding photographer should arrive early and interact with the couple to put them at ease. The photographer should be familiar with the family members, as well as the bride and groom.

An experienced photographer can follow your vision of your wedding and not have to direct all the action personally to get the best shots.


Formally posed pictures are normally part of the wedding photos placed in an album; however, having an experienced photographer who can also take a photo-journalistic approach to your wedding can get you some unforgettable pictures to help tell the story of your day.

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You want someone who knows when to anticipate an emotional moment, someone who can snap photo after photo without interfering with the activities of the day.  Many moments in a wedding are once-in-a-lifetime moments.  You can’t always redo them to get that missed shot if your photographer doesn’t have the experience necessary to get them the first time.

So, do your homework.  Talk to your prospective photographers.  Look at their previous work.  Read all their references.  Your wedding is too important an event not to get the photographer best suited to your needs.  Finding an experienced, reliable photographer will guarantee a wedding album filled with timeless memories that will tug at your heartstrings and help you relive the emotion of the day every time you look at it.