I see couples come in and out of our chapel every day. I see women of all shapes, colors, and sizes. I observe many couples who all have different personalities. But one thing they all have in common is their love and admiration for one another.
You see, each couple admires the spirit and beauty of one another. So, why is it that as I’m capturing their special day, the bride’s own insecurities get in their own way and affects their special day? It’s an interesting question, and it needs to be addressed.
Your wedding day is a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. You plan, you travel, you stand in front of the one you love; ready to begin your life together. You’d think that most brides focus on these fabulous things, but instead they let their thoughts run wild and do not behold their beauty but behold their flaws instead.
As a photographer who has photographed thousands of brides; I see beauty and I can see it in all women. They are short, tall, large, small, blonde, or brunette-but I think it’s important for them to know that there is a certain aura that I see through the glass – and on this day, at this moment she is beautiful. Yet, when I have processed the images and sit down to show the newly married couple the bride’s reaction is usually the same-critical!
Please remember that in the moment that you were in, the only thing that matters is that your partner thought you were beautiful, even though you don’t see a certain photo in the same way. My hope is that women, who are in constant competition with themselves and with other women in the world, will relax and enjoy the moment when they are in a moment.
Everyone is beautiful on their wedding day because they have that amazing glow that they are feeling on the inside and it transfers to the outside. My hope is that brides will read this before their big day and keep this message in mind when viewing their photographs. You owe it to yourself and your partner to enjoy your special day and have that feeling captured in a positive light to enjoy for the duration of your life!