chapter 5

PREPARATION DETAILS

At the beginning of my photography career, I could not believe how important preparation details were to brides. Perhaps grooms didn’t particularly care one way or the other, but for a bride, these details were a very important part of her wedding story.

One major fact that photographers often don’t comprehend is how meaningful specific details can be. For example, to the photographer, the necklace the bride wears may be just that: a necklace. But to the bride, it could be the necklace that was specifically given to her 15 years ago by her late parent or grandparent to wear on her wedding day. That changes everything, doesn’t it? It’s a serious matter, so make sure these details receive the attention they deserve ...

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