One of the most neglected parts of wedding photography that I have noticed recently is groom coverage on wedding days. Admittedly, the bride holds a degree more of importance. In general, most ladies have dreamed of their wedding day and all of the details for as long as they can remember. Us guys, not so much. But we are still one half of the wedding day equation
A wedding day is a story. If you neglect one part of that story then that story is incomplete. Can a photographer “fake” moments, like the groom getting ready? Sure they can and a lot of them do. But then the photographic coverage lacks authenticity. A big “no-no” in my book. I always say, a wedding day is about real moments. These are the pictures that will evoke emotion when they are viewed. These are the pictures that propel the wedding day story forward. Pictures that transport the bride and groom back to that moment. Back to the feelings that they felt that they never want to forget. Capturing the groom getting ready enables me to do this, to capture real moments. It could be a moment between the groom and his best man, or with his father. Or, it could just be a nervous moment fixing his hair or brushing his teeth. But it will be REAL. And it will be part of the story. So important for authentic wedding day pictures.
This is why my minimum coverage is usually everyone else’s maximum coverage. All day from beginning to end. That way, my couples don’t have to schedule their wedding day around me. I can be there for all of the moments without being hindered by time limitations. This is the best way. Do I spend more time than the average photographers? Always, but it pays off in the end because I can capture authentic wedding moments, tell a complete wedding day story and be satisfied that I’ve done every possible thing that I could for my clients. When real moments matter. That is really what a wedding day is all about.
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