Monday, January 3, 2011

Telling the groom's story

I see wedding albums with multi-page spreads showing the bride getting ready, details of the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, the hair. But what about the groom? Sure, there are a couple of shots of him in his tux hanging with the groomsmen. But how often does he receive the same attention as the bride? Unfortunately, not often, and many times that is by choice. It's too bad, though, because I feel the need to balance the bridal story with a similar "groomal" story. Fortunately, I get a chance to show the groom getting ready every once in awhile, like I demonstrate here with Ryan. First of all, he and Stacie BOTH wanted their wedding prep time to be covered. Secondly, I can easily accommodate the request since I always have a second photographer with me. In this case, I left Stacie in Krystal's capable hands while I hung out with Ryan in his suite. This gave us a chance to photograph each side of the story as it happened simultaneously. It gave us a balanced coverage that honestly just can't be attained by a single photographer running back and forth.