How can you create wedding images that are so timeless they arrest the attention of even the couple’s grandchildren? It’s easier said than done. Perhaps the first most-important component is forging a meaningful bond with your clients. What are their values? What is their worldview? Closeness with a client brings you to a place where you can start capturing the stuff that’s going to matter 50 years hence.
Timelessness in wedding photojournalism means simplifying an image into a classic emotional moment that by its very nature transcends the passage of time. As a photographer you have to recognize those moments, little slices of life, where everything at once is happening for an incredible emotional impact.
A timeless image is when you’re truly capturing the moment in a traditional way, making sure that you’re getting what’s there in the first place. With all of the image manipulation tools today, people have become trigger-happy, in terms of overworking their images and overdoing things for special effects. I would hate to see a bride’s wedding rendered ‘fantastic’ with all of these new effects; but, when ten years down the road the novelty of the effects fades, there’s not much left there…
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