Nevermind the photographs – Why your photographer could be the most important part of your wedding day.

Nobody is better placed to help your wedding day along than your chosen photographer. A bold statement, but stay with me.

You’ve paid out a small fortune for other people to look after everything, and you’ll be a little bit pre-occupied of course, what with getting married etc.

The groom will go along with whatever you want, darling. As will dads. Men, huh?

Mums will help a little, enough, or a lot…I’m not going there.

And your friends have come for the party.

Your cake and flowers will be delivered. The DJ will set up later.

The venue will feed and water you. And the 90 other people you’ve invited. But not at the church, or on the boat, or even the dancefloor.

Only your photographer will be focused on you through all of it. To record the day’s events, we have to always be there…around…watching. Not in your face, in the background. Experience tells us when to expect things to happen, when to nudge them along and when to stay out of the way. We might take photos of your flowers, your table plans, your decorations, but we will always know where you are and when. Right up until it’s time to leave.

We’ve joked with grooms and best men to calm their nerves.

We’ve told the bride she looks wonderful seconds before she faces the world.

We’ve asked the flower girls to jump on the page boys, just to see what happens.

We’ve filled-up when your dad’s voice cracked during his speech.

We’ve worked out which is your mum and which is your stepmum.

We’ve made friends with your labrador!

We’ve taken you both aside for a few minutes to give you a breather and remind you you’re there for each other.

Oh, and we’ve taken a few photographs too!

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7 Responses to “Nevermind the photographs – Why your photographer could be the most important part of your wedding day.”


  1. 1 The Clicker March 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Great post and oh so true!!

  2. 2 Richard April 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I came across this via the Model Mayhem post regarding blogs. Your dialog regarding the value of a wedding photographer is priceless – well done. I’ve been there and done that.

  3. 4 Kate May 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    So true, great post 🙂

  4. 5 Michael May 19, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Right on!!! Don’t forget reminding the bride and bride’s maids that their flowers are still in the house as they are just about to leave for the church. I was very happy to provide that service yesterday as the bride and family were wonderful people.

    Great post.

  5. 6 elizabeth June 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    oh so true… as a photographer, you really don’t realise how much you take one during the wedding on top taking the pictures ofcourse until someone actually puts it down like this.

  6. 7 Ben August 24, 2010 at 2:27 am

    As a Wedding photographer this pretty much sums it up !

    Great read !

    Brisbane Wedding Photographer


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