Best Moment as a Wedding Photographer?
Fav moments from some of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia
We asked a few of the best wedding photographers in Philadelphia about the best moment they’ve had while on the job. Here are some of their faves:
“When it’s all over and the couples come to my house to see their images. Often they cry and laugh as we relive the whole day. That’s what it’s all about for me.”
“It’s hard to pin it down to one moment but I have had Alex Holley from Fox29 jump into a bridal formal session. Any time I get to do a wedding where we get to hop on a trolley and run around Philly for shots at some of the famous spots, it always makes for a memorable day. Every time.”
“When brides have told me afterward that I’ve provided the best photos they have of their elderly family members.”
“Personally, I love the fact that I get to experience all of the roller coasters of emotions that go along with wedding days and I wouldn’t give that up for the world! Professionally, it was an incredible honor to be hired at a regional magazine to shoot the editorial features and cover images for an upcoming issue – knowing that not only my clients love us, but our industry does, as well, was an incredible honor.”
“My family was small, and my grandparents played an essential role in my life. Unfortunately, I lost both before I got married, and felt the loss keenly on that day. The few photos I have of them are treasures. When I’m documenting weddings, I love keeping an eye on the older generations for just that reason. They are often in the background or less active, some even avoid my camera, but I search them out and watch for their moments of abandon, of emotion, of memory. It struck me deeply when Carrie emailed me a few weeks after her wedding to let me know her grandmother had passed suddenly. She asked if I had even one decent picture of her they could use, and my heart broke. I hurried to their catalog and found almost 200 images of her grandmother; Carrie and her grandmother dancing, her grandmother laughing with her new husband Lindsey, Carrie, her mom and her grandmother hugging, her grandmother getting choked up at the ceremony. I always tell clients that life is short and precious, that they’ll want real images of the people they love, but that day I was reminded of how truly significant those images can be and fell deeper in love with my work and my clients. Since then, I’ve gone on to photograph Carrie and Lindsey as their family has expanded, and think often of what these images will mean to their little girl one day.”