Beauty in the Imperfections

Beauty in the Imperfections

What does that actually mean,  “Beauty in the Imperfections”?  People have said that this wedding photo is “absolutely perfect”, and I have heard people say that this is by far the best wedding image they have seen me take.  What makes this photo tick? Personally, I believe it is just that… the beauty in the imperfections.  So many times brides look at their day as the one perfect day where everything goes as planned and there are no mistakes.  I’ll level with you, it isn’t. Weddings are what I like to call “organized chaos.”  They are trying to fit 100 minutes into 20 minutes, or fitting your post-burger-night butt into your going out pants, when you know you should have just ate sushi.  Technically speaking, this photo was taken on an overcast day which can make for a lot softer photos (no contrast from bright shining sun). It’s a photographers dream for skin as it’s just all around flattering.  Technically speaking…this photo sucks.  This is the first shot I took as a test shot and the emotion that the couple gave the first time around was so genuine and natural that the moment made up for my technical mess up.  Technically, this photo is focused just an inch forward so that the couple is not 110% crisp.  However, if this photo was taken full on, with the focus hit on her eye instead of her hairpiece, it would have messed with the aesthetic of this photo.  It’s rare that I miss.  I pride myself on my professionalism and my ability to snipe shots vs pray and spray.  This shot works because of it.  Other imperfections?  How about her dress falling down or the wind blowing her hair around?  All of this adds to the photos that were taken that day, however it made this photo.  In a world where we focus on being perfect…find character in your imperfections.

Beauty in the Imperfections