There are venues and vignettes that clearly define a wedding day. The dance floor, head table, bridal suite and chuppah are all examples of this. The familiarity of these scenes do wonders to create clarity in the wedding day story. When I am given the freedom to choose a location, I opt for the most authentic setting to accompany the story.
Authentic locations may not always be the cleanest, most photogenic locations. But their benefits to storytelling far outweigh their appearance.
I’ve found this has major benefits, even if it means giving up more photogenic locations. First, It’s more likely to accurately reflect the “where” of a story. Additionally, authentic locations are familiar to the subject, unlocking more things I look for in my photos.
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