I love giving sneak peeks! It’s my favorite way of showing a family some love because I get to be creative in how I do it. I’m sure there’s some rule somewhere about branding and consistency, blah, blah, blah...and one day I’ll pay better attention to that, I promise.
But, today is not that day lol.
Sometimes, it’s a collage from a template I just had to use for it. Sometimes, it’s a slideshow set to music. Either way, it’s what I feel best suits the photoset at the time.
Case in point, I shot a family wedding last weekend planned by Magda Torres, friend of the bride. I was initially a little afraid of what I was walking into with this shoot. I include an engagement shoot with a booked wedding. An engagement shoot helps you loosen up in front of the camera, especially if you’re going to go with the same photographer for the wedding.
But, for this shoot, when the couple showed up, I felt like I was walking into Cowboy territory! Even though I had spoken to the couple and sent some style guide information for engagements, it never entered my mind that a soon-to-be married couple would show up to the shoot cleverly disguised as die-hard Cowboy fans lol.
So, I went with the flow. The sneak peek was a cute, uber-casual, little collage.
But the wedding…well, that was very different! The colors were white and gold and the theme looked to be king and queen for a day. Not over the top…Sort of “shabby chic” meets a touch of bling.
By the time the day was finished and I looked over the photos, I felt like I had been part of a very easy, casual and sweet vibe. So, for that sneak peek, I chose a slideshow set to music to suit the impression I got as well as to accommodate the fact that a wedding has such a gynormous number of segments…
There are the details...
…the getting dressed (Mom assisted by the Dear Daughter here)….
...the first look if there is to be one (this couple didn’t have one)...
...the ceremony (which took place at Cathedral of New Beginnings)...
...the bridal party and formals (taken at Wilmington’s Sugar Bowl Pavilion)...
...the reception, etc., etc.
Well, how do you like that? Here go those Cowboys again lol. Honestly, my favorite team is whichever one is playing the Cowboys, because…reasons. But, it’s cute, right? :)
As you can see, there would’ve been no one post big enough to include the number of photos for a truly, decent wedding sneak peek. There are just so many parts that you need to give some love.
But, I had a great time…It was casual, light, and a little swaggy. Yet, it was still intimate and beautiful. I really liked the overall feel.
Click the cover on the right to see what I came up with for this wedding and tell me if you think I hit the right note.
Until next time!