This process is pretty addictive, right? Sunshine and lollipops and moonbeams and everything. Correct? That how wedding planning is going for you?
I mean, of course, yes, wedding planning and all that goes with it can get a teensy weensy little bit overwhelming and hectic at times, I guess. Wellllll maybe it’s more like *all the time* for you, and you’re totes stressing and out of control, and everyone’s all over the place, and that side of the family STILL hasn’t RSVP’d even though inherent in the acronym is the word “please” so you’re like totally being nice about it, and what are we doing, are we doing pies? Are pies in right now? Wait, who cares what’s in; stop that, brain! Or wait, cake with cupcakes? Cupcakes beneath, tiny cake on top? Wait- wait no, I like pies. I think. Honey – cake? … Honey? Wait, that reminds me- Honey you HAVE to talk to your mom about the guest list, it’s getting down to the wire and I still don’t know where to put your uncle’s family, that is, IF they’re coming. … No, really, the seating chart IS IMPORTANT. And f***, my dress is in Europe and I’m stateside and I get only one fitting a couple of days before the wedding but I’m cool, I’m cool. No big deal. WAIT, dear BFF, didn’t I tell you to stick with purple??!! That’s the color scheme! Whyyyyy are you showing me a fuchsia dress????!!!! NO, you can’t wear that. NO, you can’t. Wait, honey, I thought MY niece would be the flower girl… I never realized you wanted your niece to be the flower girl. Craaaaaaap. What do we do now.
Psssst… ↑ Does that sound a bit like wedding planning to you? If not, OMG congratulations. You’re having the best case scenario so far and I hope it stays that way. Of course, the above is just a smattering of random things that can make you crazy/bog you down/make you feel concerned about whether or not your Big Huge Monumental This-Is-Only-Going-To-Happen-Once-So-NO-PIMPLES, FACE! Day is going to run as smoothly as you imagined it would when you got engaged and started dreaming about it.
They rarely, if ever, do. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as perfect as you would have hoped. It’s all about how you roll with it. And I suggest rolling with it like an ocean-eroded stone, ebbing and flowing, giving and taking, loving and hugging, and not sweating the small stuff, DAY OF. Oh, you’re welcomed to sweat the small stuff leading up, I’m a lover of detail-oriented brides if I’m honest… but day of? RELAX. Trust me. It goes by SO. GODFORSAKEN. QUICKLY.
Now. If you hire a magnificent photographer – something I will forever consider a priority – it really doesn’t matter what goes wrong with your ceremony, your seating chart or your face, because a magnificent photographer knows how to snap a wedding and get the right shots, regardless. And your pictures? You’ll ADORE them. True story. It sort of just *happens* that way, when you hire greatness.
But, for the sake of discussion – and since it’s likely a reality anyway because who doesn’t worry about these things – let’s say you’re freaked out about how you’re going to look on your Big Day, and this is causing insomnia and insanity. <– two factors that do not go well with a good complexion and your wedding day.
Guess what? Fuggedaboudit. Because there’s always another shoot waiting for you. And if you’ve still got that wedding dress in your closet, and you’ve still got that glimmer in your eye, and you’ve, ehhem, still got that man on your arm ;) well then, howsabout a “Love Recaptured” shoot, for tickles and giggles? And, maybe, also, for AMAZING PHOTOS. Because, hey, why not, right?
Today’s after marriage shoot was submitted by Deborah Zoe Photo and it is a DOOZY. I mean, the pretty prettiness inherent in these photos is sort of causing a deep emotional reaction that I can’t seem to contain which makes me glad you can’t actually see me, physically. Because these images, all together, are sort of… orgasmic.
By the way, our bride, Sarah there? Flower-arranging ROCKSTAR, as you can clearly see.
Tulips and dusty miller, Sarah? Are you taking tiny voyages into my brain and then creating bouquets that speak to my soul? I believe you are, Sarah. Which is fine, I’m down with that… just don’t litter while you’re there, k? Thanksies!
Sarah created the two bouquets in her shoot from scratch, and I think they turned out fabulous and I want to hold them in my arms and sing sweet lullabies to them as they drift off to sleep.
This was a styled shoot for a married couple who wanted to have their photograph taken as a treat to themselves several years after their wedding day! The bride wore her original wedding dress and created two different bouquets from scratch along with using various accessories to create different looks for the images. At the end of our shoot the snow started to gently fall, a perfect way to end this wintry themed session.
oh. mygod. that photo. right there. ↑ i die.
So please, I know it’s hard, but just try… a little bit… for me?… to stop stressing, because while we hope your wedding day goes as smoothly as your legs after a good waxing, it’s not a guarantee. And while unplanned hiccups on game day are totally TOTALLY TOTALLY normal, it might piss you off just thinking about what could go wrong. So why not just work on having a blast, and rest assured that if you don’t love the product, you can sort of have a do-over in the form of a shoot capturing your mini love story post-nuptials?
Ok, now, leaving all of that aside… what do you think of this shoot? Eh? Eh? :)
xoxo! – Alison