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This is Why… Forever


The question that gets asked is “When should we do our family and wedding party photos?” The answer that you will hear from me is, do them ahead of the ceremony if you can… with very few exceptions it is the best route for a wedding day full of emotional truths.

Look at it this way, if all of the planned group photos are done beforehand, then you both get to enjoy your crowd fully and immediately… that makes them happy, too. ;0) Imagine the difference between that and having to disconnect for an hour of family shots!

How about the portraits of just the two of you, you ask? Spend some time with your people and, depending on the light, take a little time for some romantic portraits. You will be breathing again by then and relaxed enough to be in the moment for some very special images.

Just about every wedding has a timeline that will allow a couple of short sessions in sweet light… your photographer should line out the times that might work best for your particular day. Trust me… you won’t regret having made the effort. Years from now you will have those lovely pictures of the two of you… forever young and so very much in love.

Wild Bill and the Parasols


Bill already had a reputation for being a little on the unpredictable side. We had just finished the bridal party pictures and my bride, Liz, wanted the group to walk back across the field… Bill’s field. He had been snorting and prancing in the background for most of it and I decided it was probably the parasols that had him agitated. Needless to say, the group didn’t waste any time and the wedding went off without a hitch.

Liz and Josh are a favorite couple from 2012 and I am pleased to say that I get to go back for a maternity portrait in September… we will probably not bother Bill for that session. ;0)