I still want to change for me.
*sigh* I love me some gorgeous wedding photos. But maybe my idea of gorgeous and that of the herd differs. Because for me, gorgeous wedding pics are those ones where the raw wonderful emotion captured hits you so hard it takes your breath away. And the ones where people look like, I dunno, they're enjoying themselves. And celebrating something amazing that's happening. But maybe I'm missing the point or something...
thanks for sharing that. made me happy today. :)
I dig. I also dig the photo you chose for this post, ESB. That lady looks pretty kick ass!
Loving pixel grandma and how authenticity is taking it back. Right on!
I've been married for nearly six years, and we hardly even look at our wedding photos anymore because we're too busy making new memories and taking new pictures. But when we do, one of our favorite pictures is where my husband is feeding me cake and he's holding the plate and fork really far away from me so I'm stretching my head over to the fork with my mouth wide open. I look like some kind of bride lizard or something. Not at all flattering. But it makes us laugh every single time, so we love it.
Thanks for sending me over there. That was awesome. And so true. I was very explicit in my instructions to not take a ton of posed pics. We got in our fair share, but 90% were candids. My favorites are the ones where I'm laughing hysterically and my face is all scrunched up and Paul has tears in his eyes from laughing/crying at the best man speech. In fact, I'm going to post my absolute favorite next week. It's shit-your-pants funny (well, I think, at least!). You've inspired me.
i love that they are planning a low-cost, high-joy wedding. awesome. my favorite photo from our wedding is of kiwi salsa dancing with my grandma. you can't plan photos like that.
man... we don't have ANY photos of us together at our wedding, and we didn't get a chance to take portraits because my dress didn't come in until 1 week before the wedding! instead, we're going to do a photo shoot of the two of us... although, we've been married for a year, now... hmm.... should get on that... :-)
Hell fucking yes. Thank you! I will add ALAL to the blogs I read now.
I totally agree the best photos are the ones that capture the raw emotions and aren't posed. However, in saying that, I have to admit one of my favourite photos of my wedding was a supposedly "posed" one but for some reason, it isn't posed- when I saw it I just went WOW- we (me and Lovely Husband) are looking at eachother with these two big smiles as if there is a little secret between us- it is the most joyous and REAL photo of all of them and it was actually supposed to be one of those posed ones I hate...WEIRD. Also, one great thing about my family portrait shots (Yes, I had THOSE) was that I got a pic of my mum and dad together with me and this would have NEVER happened otherwise and I look DELIGHTED in them and my dad was pretty delighted to be included as part of the family (coz normally he's not included) and he ended up wanting a whole lot of those portrait ones. So, all I'm saying in this very long ramble is everyone's different and some things that may seem contrived may actually have some little suprises of their own:0)
Dude, word. When I got married, I told the photo guy to make like a National Geographic photographer photographing dangerous wildebeest - I didn't want to see him after the 15 minutes for posed photos for grandmothers, and that was it. I just wanted one photo that would capture the feeling of the day. What do people do with all these pictures of themselves?
I'm including this as my official moniker: ESB's unofficial curator.Thank you.