Good things come to those who wait. And apparently, the wait time for that good thing to happen is about 3.5 years. Four years ago, I photographed John & Jeff’s wedding at Tucker Hill Inn and a couple of months later, I submitted it to one of the leading wedding blogs … and it got published yesterday.
In all honesty, I haven’t submitted many weddings this year because I’m somewhat torn on the issue of wedding blogs in general. Let me explain: I’ve been noticing a rather sad trend over the last couple of years where the people have apparently gone missing from wedding photos featured.
Yes, we’ve seen beautiful close-ups of rings, shoes, cupcakes, flowers, dresses hung from trees, lantern and more details. Lovely details. But what the heck happened to the people? When you can’t tell the difference between a styled shoot and an actual wedding day, when blog submissions get rejected for “too many photos with people in them” [heaven forbid!], when blog after blog is featuring more details than your average Pier 1 Imports … then, I feel we’ve lost what weddings are all about: the people getting married! The hugs, the kisses, the smiles, the emotions.
Yes, details are fun to look at. They’re fun to photograph. But they’re the icing on the cake. What is important is you. Your friends. Your families. The people.
For that reason, I’ve been hesitating to submit more weddings but seeing John & Jeff’s wedding featured, looking at their smiling faces, seeing all their friends & family members in their photos, I realize that it’s time to get more weddings published again and to put the people back into the wedding photography blogs. Right there with all the fun details.
Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
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