When we photograph a wedding, whether it is in Madison, Milwaukee, or a destination across the country, we have a very specific audience in mind: our couple, their families, and their friends. When they view their wedding images, they're not just admiring a photograph as they might in a gallery or art museum. They're interacting with an image we captured, their memories of that day, and their knowledge of the people involved. It's why we prefer to capture moments as they occur, rather than recreating them later; nobody wants their wedding memories to be cluttered up with that time their photographers spent posing them!
That's quite a different story than going to an art gallery or museum and admiring a beautiful photograph or painting. What we capture for our clients is intensely personal, and doing it well only enhances their memory of the special day. So we remain vigilant all day, camera at the ready, to capture whatever happens at your Madison wedding.
We asked a few of our recent clients to pick just one photograph from their wedding gallery and explain why they loved it. Alex and Jenna picked this one, from their first look:
And here's what they said about it: "This picture is particularly special to us because it captures a moment that we spent all day (and an entire year, really) waiting for. We had decided to wedding dress shop separately so our dress/hair/makeup would all be a surprise on our wedding day. We planned to do a first look, so we spent the day getting ready separately. As the day passed, the nerves built and we both anxiously awaited the first moment we were going to see each other on our wedding day. When we turned around at the first look, all of our nerves disappeared and we were instantly filled with such love and pure happiness. This picture captures the our moment of seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day; happily in love, laughing, and thinking 'omg we're about to get married!'"