17 years ago I stood next to the person I vowed to spend the rest of my life with. There I stood in my off-the-shoulder, V-neckline, princess ball gown topped with a pearled tiara veil and long white gloves. As beautiful as it may sound unfortunately still to this day I have only 1 regret….. That I did not stand my ground to pick my own photographer. IF I could have I would have photographed my own wedding. 17 years later I’m still so dissatisfied with our wedding photos.
The photographer (a member from my husband’s side of the family) was suppose to have been a professional photographer who did this for a living. I was hesitant but still went along with it. The phrase, “you get what you pay for” is so true. Granted, it was the era of film photography but even with that, I was capturing better images with my Kodak box camera and my $99 point/shoot than this photographer did with his PROFESSIONAL equipment. Basically, I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a good photographer at your wedding. Could I scan my images and edit them to my liking? Sure. Will I? NOPE because not only was the quality below standard he didn’t encourage movement/poses/locations or anything!! He just stood there and pressed the shutter so needless-to-say the images are pretty boring. See below..
Normally I would not have chosen this type of veil but because I had made the decision to go natural months prior to getting married I wanted a veil that would take the focus off my hair. That day I slapped some styling gel on my hair, brushed it down, pulled it back into a ponytail and topped it with this tiara veil that covered much of my head. I was OK with doing this because I knew the day would come when my hair would be my glory.
Because I have been so dissatisfied with not having at least one proper image of me in my wedding gown I decided I would bring my gown back out for one last appearance and this time I WOULD BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!
At last…. I finally get to put my dress back on. Below is the actually veil minus the tiara part I pulled off and added the flower and those are the original gloves……I went crazy with the chunky non-traditional, non-formal jewelry and there you have it…TAH-DAH!!!
And for fun….
So there you have it! I’m finally OK with having atleast 1 image of me looking pretty nice in my wedding dress. I guess it’s a female thing..lol..I don’t think my husband would care one way or the other…he’s not into picture taking like I am LOL