We’re FIVE days into the new year and I stumbled upon this awesome blog post over on Huffington Post.
Every one of the ten resolutions listed for the newly engaged I found myself saying: “Yes! Oh, that one is good too!”
The very first resolution listed: “Resolve to not lose sight of the Day After the Wedding” is something I say to every couple I meet with for a pre-wedding consultation. I talk about how we want to work with couples who are invested in their wedding day and are enjoying their planning process AND are even more invested in their marriage. We feel love for each couple we work with and want more than anything for our couples to have long happy marriages – years of looking back on their beautiful images and remembering the day that they promised to stay together in good times and bad.
I also love the resolution: “Resolve to Celebrate who you guys both are“. Weddings tend to follow a pattern: get ready, ceremony, formal pictures, reception. What makes photographing weddings so incredible is seeing how each couple personalizes their wedding. Michael and Arik used pinwheels instead of bouquets, Kelly wore green shoes under her stunning dress and the Pat wore argyle socks, Rachel and Justin cut their wedding cake with a sword! It’s usually in the details that we find the uniqueness and it enriches our feeling of friendship for each of our couples. We love finding details that say: “oh, that’s sooo them!”
Now go read the rest of the awesome resolutions and tell me which you like best in the comments! Or add another resolution to the list in the comments below.