Romantic moments can also spring from situations where you’re simply having fun. The significance of the day’s events can oftentimes sit heavy on a couple’s shoulders. So a literal exhale and a loosening of inhibitions can easily create some very magical footnotes in your wedding tale.
It can be hard to just let yourself go in front of family and friends. The embracing, the raw expressions of feelings… there’s an intimacy that’s being created on this day and you’re voluntarily allowing everyone in. But that’s all the more reason to seek out those lighthearted moments; to balance the multitude of emotions taking place and to convey how much you’re enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In such cases, wedding photojournalists want the couple to relax and have a little fun, but will not interfere. They will simply sit back and let events take their course. Having someone direct you as though you’re in a commercial can feel staged and will often produce stilted and awkward expressions.
On a similar note, one a major obstacle to beautiful, emotionally resonant images is a stressed, over-scheduled bride or groom. Many couples take on the lion’s share of the wedding planning. But they don’t realize how hungry that lion can be. If you’re too entrenched in the logistics of the big day, you become the default wedding planner and no longer the guests of honor.
Obviously, romantic moments might have a harder time of rising to the surface if you’re consumed with the flower arrangements. The key is to assign tasks to others so that your minds are free throughout the entire day. You can then focus on having a wonderful time.
Years from now when you look through your wedding pictures and you see those images of you and your sweetheart sharing moments of candid romance, you’ll be drawn back to that special day. The photographs, recording those feelings, may even become synonymous with your wedding and hopefully with your marriage as well.