The ByWard Market is near and dear to so many Ottawans' heart. It is at the center of the city, and as such, many events and activities are hosted there. It houses so many unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. There is literally a place for everyone at the Market. Do you want to go to a fancy restaurant? Just take your pick along York Street. Do you want to "escape" a room with friends? You got Escape Manor right there. Do you want fantastic gelato, even in the dead of winter? Stop by Mantovani on Murray Street. The point is that we love the ByWard market because there is always something going on there, it is never dull. So, why have your engagement or wedding photos taken there? Here are some good reasons why!
Look, weddings can sometimes be a constant struggle between keeping with tradition and making it our own. Having a wedding hashtag provides an avenue to modernize your wedding a bit, to make it a little more you! If you and your spouse-to-be are into technology, into social media, then a wedding hashtag is one of the ways you can personalize your wedding. It is not unlike having a signature wedding cocktail or having a particular wedding theme. Ultimately, a wedding hashtag will be one of the many things that will reflect the type of people both are.
It is important for us photographers to photographs these items because we find that these are things that are easily overlooked by brides and grooms on the day of the wedding. Wedding days can get hectic; there are so many things going on and so many people to talk to that you will inevitably forget to stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes. You will be too busy enjoying yourself that you will forget to admire the impressive bouquet arrangement you ordered or appreciate the custom bracelets you gifted your bridesmaids.
In today's blog post, we are talking about something many have strong opinions about - the wedding shot list. Many wedding websites will tell you that you need to provide your photographer a shot list. The list will usually include things like wedding rings, bouquets, family portraits, and so on. Some will even go as far as to suggest that you include photos of things you have pinned on your Pinterest board, that way, your photographer can recreate them on your wedding day.
The wedding day can be stressful. It is, after all, the culmination of a year's worth of planning and organization for most couples. I have always said that my number goal as the wedding photographer is to ensure that my couples are as comfortable and relaxed as they could be. A comfortable and relax couple = amazing photos! Of course, it can't be help sometimes when couples worry about how the day is going to go. Is the weather going to cooperate? What happens if the DJ doesn't show up? How do I keep the guests entertained? These are some of the major worries couples have on the day of their wedding. And when you have a worried couple, it will often show in their faces, and will ultimately show on their wedding photos! And no photoshop skills can help with that, no matter how skilled we are at it!