October 21, 2010 § 2 Comments
While home in August, I was talking with my parents about their wedding photos. They love the photos for the memories captured, but display the slightest hint of chagrin at the style (it was the late 70s, after all). I, on the other hand, love their wedding album because the photos feel so authentically 1979. Ladies in peach, gents in powder blue (with ruffle front tux shirts … yes). And the hazy exposure is an effect some of today’s digital photographers intentionally apply to their t00-perfect images as an afterthought. People work hard to take digital products back to those days when a good photo took a lot of skill twice: once in the initial framing, focusing and exposure, and again in development … of film? What’s that?
Photography is a highly accessible art form these days, but I do think it takes a lot of skill, still, if a photographer wants his/her images to stand out in the sea of digital excess. And Cesar and I want … nay, need! … good photos of our wedding. I don’t care if our fashions are outrageously embarrassing in 30 years, as long as the colors are vibrant, the angles are intriguing, the moments are candid, and the lighting is clever. So I’ve been researching photographers and have found a few that I think would capture Cesar and I in the correct manner.
One group that I am very interested in is Love Me Do Photography. This is the group responsible for what could be my favorite Real Wedding image of all time! You’ll likely remember it from a previous post. I can’t even talk about this photo anymore. It’s completely unreal. I want photos like this that we can show our kids someday, just in case we (I) get even dorkier with age.
More evidence of Love Me Do’s brilliance:
I have also been looking at Sweet Little Photographs, who coincidentally do a lot of Lovely’s photography.
Then there are the options I already know are out of the question for budgetary reasons.
And Unusually Fine:
I am always open to suggestions, too, if any of you know a superb New York photographer with sensible prices. Of course, Cesar and I will have our cameras on hand, too. Cuz you can’t have too many photos, especially when we like taking them too! (That’s too many toos!)