Sometimes in the whirlwind of wedding planning, it’s easy for grooms to get overlooked. There are so many customs that revolve around just the bride and her family, that a modern couple may need to look past tradition to create a wedding day that speaks to both of them. This is exactly the case when it comes to photography.
Bridal portraits have been a southern tradition for decades, but it’s rare to see portraits of a man on his wedding day. The reason for both sets of images is the same and equally important. While couples’ portraits are about the wedding day itself, individual portraits are a physical memory of how your spouse will always see you. Â Your individuality is the thing that attracted your partner when you first met, and that doesn’t go away with marriage. Thirty, forty, fiftyÂ anniversaries from now, these images will be a reminder of the person you married and how youÂ felt about them that day.
And guys, I get it,Â it can be hard to beÂ in front of the camera. Although we can be less vocal about our insecurities, we have them. Instead of thinking of this as “another thing you need to do”, think about it as a pause before the ceremony – a little time to yourself away from the chaos of guests. WhenÂ you have a moment to take a breath, you can open up to the joy and nervousness, and we get to capture real images of you.
For theÂ men underestimating their ability to look great in front of the camera, I am ready to show youÂ otherwise.Â For the brides missing these images of their husbands before the ceremony, I am ready to share them with you. When the day is done, and the memories feel like a quick flash, the photographs will be there – simple reflections ofÂ the person your spouse knows you to be.