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What Creates an Emotional Wedding

What Creates an Emotional Wedding?

Personal thoughts over “what makes wedding emotional”. One of obvious factors are the Bride and Groom. Some couples are very emotional by nature and that is beautiful.
However there are few other factors that can influence the overall feelings, emotions and the memories of a wedding.

Photography Style – Photojournalism (Documentary Photography)the story is described with the help of photographs.

Although it may seem simple at first, it is not. The fact that the photographer mechanically captures the moments with the help of a professional camera is not enough. In order to create a complete story with content, the photographer, emphasizing the most important, must be able to capture the link between the pictures. Creating a logical chain of events. In other words, easily give the viewer a hint of what is happening. Directing viewers attention to the desired direction.

The advantage of this type of photography is the natural, emotional pictures that make up the documentary wedding day narration. Capturing true, not perfect, but co-ordinated and in some way artificial moments.

At the wedding we can attract the best professionals in the industry, rent the most luxurious decorations, or hire the best event manager, but there is one thing we answer ourselves at the wedding. That is- the emotional mood.

WHY do we feel this mood in some weddings that makes our eyes wet? While others experience a somewhat cool atmosphere? So what ultimately makes the wedding emotional?  Would your guests say: “This was the most beautiful wedding ever been to!”?


Self written marriage promises

One of the most emotional moments of the wedding is, of course, the marriage ceremony. However, they may also differ. Most likely, if the couple themselves have written their own oaths to each other, it will be much more emotional than a poem read by the registrant.

People love real love, they are ready to drop more than a single tear, so one of the keys to emotional weddings is certainly true words from the heart.

“The very heartfelt ceremony was that we had written the promises ourselves. It’s not easy to write them, but the end result is worth it!!”

admits the bride Jane, who got married this summer.


The look of the groom, when he sees bride for the first time

Those who have been at a wedding several times will know that during the marriage ceremony, the gaze should not only be at the beautiful bride, but also the groom who is faithfully waiting for her at the altar. The groom's face expression can often become the most emotional moment in the wedding not only for the bride, but also for the guests.

The more emotions you will see in the Grooms dace – the more they will appear in the expressions of guests.


Choosing the right song for your ceremony

Music has a great ability to influence people's emotions - everyone who works in the cinema industry knows it. That is why choosing the right song during the wedding ceremony will also determine the overall emotional mood of the guests.

song for wedding ceremony
song for wedding ceremony

Those first few strings of a song or a note can catapult you back to a certain time or place and leave you feeling elated or teary eyed depending on the tune. So to say your musical choices for your wedding ceremony are important is an understatement.


Speeches of close people

In many years, this tradition has strengthened its quality in Ireland. Perhaps because wedding celebrations are increasingly entrusted to be organised and directed by professionals who are there to create an emotional mood?

wedding speeches

Couples want to hear not only traditional speech, but also emotional stories and speeches that take time to prepare. That is why the closest guests, family members are often highlighted by the couple’s desire to hear a speech so that their speaker can prepare in time.

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wedding speeches

Mother/Father - Daughter Dance

This is definitely a moment that will make any wedding more emotional. Dad and daughter dance is touching, especially when looking at the bride's father's face, which only prides itself on his daughter.

father daughter dance wedding
mother daughter dance wedding

Those strong emotions in the parents when they dance with their child. Such activity is not happening every day – if even it ever happens. As a father I can only imagine this moment to be very powerful and emotional for me.


Something very special to you both

One of beautiful ways of extending emotions of your wedding day is to add something extra to it. Some couples are saying promises to each other on the night of the wedding. They believe this will strengthen the marriage and make it happier for both. This part is where you both make genuine promises of how strong will you love and care about each other.

Why doing this in late evening?

At a special time when wedding is winding down, taking a break for this part is perfect. All the guests are surrounding the coupe to hear what promises are being made and to witness strong love between them. One thing for sure - it is very emotional moment.


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7 Tips for choosing your Wedding Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer. Not decided yet?

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Most of the emails I get from brides ask me questions on the process of choosing a wedding photographer. They have never done this wedding thing before and Pinterest will lead you astray in the mist of your decision making.

Why do I need a professional?

When the guests are fed, cake is cut, feet are sour from dancing - all that is left with you and people around is "memory". Wedding photographer creates a story of this memory and lets you re-live those moments over and over again.

This post is meant to be a guide that serves you and the Wedding you have always dreamed of!

Want to make your wedding photography dreams come true? Let’s dive in!

1 .When is the right time to book your photographer?

After he proposes, and venue is picked and the date is booked, you are ready to book your photographer. Usually, couples spend the most on engagement rings, venues and photographers so knowing that you’re investing in the big things first can help you set a realistic budget. Don’t delay in choosing your photographer as I book clients pretty far in advance and your date may not be available by the time you decide to inquire.

2. Where do I start researching photographers?

If you know a friend recently married, ask them first! Or ask your venue for recommendations. A lot of photographers have referral programs that might benefit you. Google local photographers and hashtags like #DublinPhotographer or #MeathPhotographer and click on the pictures that make you feel something. If you notice that you click on the same person’s photograph’s, reach out- that’s a match! 🙂

You can check selected photographers galleries to see if the story unfolds in the way you like it to see. I always say to my brides that every story has a beginning. So I strongly recommend starting with morning preparations and capturing the fun, the worry, the emotions.

3. Should I reach out to all the photographers I like?

You should narrow down your search by your style and preferences. Ask yourself: What similarities do you see in the images you like? Dark and moody? Candid or posed? Dramatic flash lighting? Does this photographer flatter his/her subjects? If it looks natural? Has the photograph let you be part of the event? Can you feel it? Learning what you like helps you communicate style preferences with potential photographer. Pick about 4 favorites and contact them to get a conversation going.

4. Should I ask them for their pricing first?

Aside from providing your wedding date, photography budget range and venue info, you should include a nice message that gives insight to relevant points of your day.Remember, you’re going to have this person with you on the most important day of your life, having a connection with your photographer is the start of a trusting relationship. Opt-in for an in person meeting or via video call to get all your questions answered and see the pricing list. By meeting him, you’ll get an idea of what it will be like to spend your day with them and actually see what he is offering. Email conversations can delay the process of booking your photographer and you might not know if you like them or not.

To conclude – price does matter, but equally the quality matters. To have a photographer that you trust is essential. Only then he/she can create stunning Documentary series of the day.

5. What should my budget be?

Having a realistic budget is crucial because when the cake is eaten, the flowers wilt and the dress is hung, all you have left are your wedding pictures. I’m a believer that you deserve the wedding photography of your dreams. For reference, wedding resources (One Fab Day) say that at least  10%-12% of you wedding budget should be allocated for wedding photography. If you’re like me and think that photography is the most important item of your day, you will increase that percentage. Mine was 15% of my budget. According to UK/Ireland statistics- weddings are estimated around EUR 28,000. Be upfront about your photography budget range with your photographer. Understand that “you get what you pay for” is true. The higher the skill set and experience of the photographer, the more expensive it will be. Consider cutting costs in areas and things you don’t value as much to increase the photography budget. Ask about payment plans if available.

6. What questions should I ask my photographer?

This part is crucial to your consultation with photographer. Should I hire a second shooter? Second shooters are helpful when your wedding has a large guest count or you have multiple venues the day of. Also if yourself and your H2B want to have really good focus on preparation photos of the day. A lot of people recently are asking for a second photographer to cover the groom preparations. Ask the professional about what they recommend. How much coverage will I need?

Most weddings have a 10 hr coverage with a comfortable timeline but you might need more or less coverage than that. What wedding packages are most popular and why? Packages save you money instead of a-la-carte custom pricing. Having prints and albums at the end of the wedding experience is ideal because you don’t have to worry about those things after the honeymoon and it will save you money in the long run. It took me 3 years to purchase my own wedding album because it wasn’t a priority. I regret not purchasing it when I booked my photographer. It’s our favorite thing to share with friends and loved ones. My daughter loves going through it 🙂

7. What about engagement photos? Engagement Shoot?

Engagement session is going to set the pace for what your pictures will be during the wedding. It’s like a stress free trial on the experience. You’ll end up feeling comfortable in front of the camera, trusting your photographer and be much more relaxed when the day comes. Consider the main benefit of the engagement session as becoming comfortable with your photographer and photos secondary. This will ensure your wedding images are the best they can be. Also this is a great opportunity to talk about some specific shots you have imagined to have for your wedding. This can also be an adventure Engagement session, hiking, boots etc…

Making the final decision over the wedding photographer should be between you and the fiance. If someone else is paying for the photographer, I suggest inviting them to the consultation so that they have the opportunity to ask questions and set expectations. Did you connect with the photographer and love their photos? If your answer is yes, ask for a contract to pay the deposit for the package you want. Deposit is normally in an around EUR 300, depending on the coverage and package you choose.

Photographers are hired as first-come, first-serve basis and once they book, they’re booked! You don’t want to lose your first choice because you took too long to decide. I recommend 7-14 days to have a response. And finally, if you talked to other photographers and ended up not choosing them, let them know. You’re not hurting their feelings, they appreciate not being “ghosted”. Go the extra mile and provide feedback on why you didn’t choose them. That information is valuable to their business and helps them serve clients better. They will love you for it!

Good luck and happy Wedding planning :)

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