Featured Post- Spotting the small details
Having been present for, and taken pictures at, quite a few weddings now I’ve developed something of a unique perspective when it comes to noticing the finer details on a couples wedding day. My job concerns the visual, so it is important to be able to notice details and point out the little things that separate typical wedding beauty from exceptional appearances. Small things like a bride’s veil, or the sort of jewellery used, or even the way that the bridal party’s attire matches the bride’s, can have a large impact on the overall appearance of a wedding.
Firstly, more elaborate wedding rings draw the eye quite easily, and can add some personal flavour to any wedding photos. It’s somewhat traditional for the engagement ring to be elaborate and bright, whilst the wedding bands are often less so by comparison. However, people seem to be getting more detailed wedding bands, looking into colorful, or jeweled wedding rings. For example, have a look at some of the beautiful Eternity Rings from 77Diamonds to get an idea of the sort of bands some are using these days. These more elaborate rings are meant to signify commitment and longevity of connection, and certainly catch the eye.
Another trend that it’s easy for a photographer to pick up on is that men seem to be having a bit more fun with their wedding attire these days. Once upon a time, a simple, classic, James Bond style black and white tux was the absolute standard of wedding attire for men, and few people strayed very far. These days, however, while no one wants to get too colorful or strange with wedding tuxes, except in unusual weddings, men seem more willing to go with something a bit more original – perhaps a blue or white tux, or a no tie approach, etc.
I could go on and on with the different things I’ve seen in wedding style – bridal hair styles, groomsmen outfit gimmicks, interesting shoes, excessive makeup, spectacular dresses – the list goes on. However, from a photographer’s point of view, the interesting trend to pick up on is that people seem to be getting a little bit more adventurous, or experimental even, with some very important visual aspects of their weddings. This certainly makes for interesting visuals, as well as great photographic moments and visuals!