Wedding photographs that are full of emotion
Emotional wedding photographs are something that we’re all so used to seeing. So much so that in a way, collectively, we’ve become a bit desensitised to them. With wedding inspiration accounts all over instagram and pinterest boards coming out of our ears, many of us have simply come to expect an outpouring of emotion from our wedding guests.
In the 6 years that we’ve been working as wedding photographers, we’ve heard lots of remarks and comments made in jest about the expectation for emotional wedding photographs. Some brides for example practically demand tears from their grooms or fathers. I imagine this is because of the endless “first look” articles that are so popular on websites like Buzzfeed.
The truth is though, that hyper emotional reactions (at either end of the scale) are not the norm. The photographs that are shared are collated because they are unusual. To share our own experiences for a moment: We shoot 35 weddings a year and of those 35, perhaps 5 grooms will visibly cry as their bride enters. Maybe one of those will really cry. Many will tear up, some will beam with pride and others struggle to control their nerves by sternly maintaining a straight face. It’s much the same when mums and dads see their daughters as a bride for the first time. Of course there is overwhelming pride. Disbelief even sometimes. Their little girl is all grown up. Where did the years go?
But as humans we all have a different way of showing this. Some people cry. Others show it in their eyes. Others flap and fuss and busy themselves. Emotional wedding photographs come in all shapes and sizes.
The wedding photographs below convey a range of emotions, from an array of people across a wedding day. All beautiful, all unique and all should be celebrated because they show, in one way or another, that they care. So lets celebrate emotional wedding photographs in whatever form they take.