FIRST LOOK ?
Check out Nathalie & Ben’s Margan Winery wedding and their incredible First Look photos.
You can literally see the story unfolding in this series of shots by the uber-talented photographer @keegancronin
What few people realise is there’s a difference between photography, and visual storytelling.
I think the best photography is about story and emotions.
There is no doubt that a single image can tell a story, but it might be a short one! A series of photos gives a more complete picture.
Looking at these photos, I feel like I was right there with these two love-birds………their emotions are jumping off the screen and infecting me and making me feel them too…… and that’s the point of a story told well.
I joke that the job of the wedding party during the ceremony is to just stand up there and look pretty.
There is a grain of truth to it though.
Nothing worse than the wedding party staring at the ground during the ceremony, emotionless like robots. It helps to hire a great celebrant that won’t bore their pants of. Someone who makes reference to a time in your life or a quirk of your personality that hits the nail on the head so accurately, they laugh out loud.
It also helps when that great celebrant gently reminds them at the rehearsal that they’ll be in all the wide shots. ?
?WINE BOX RITUAL ?
Are there any wine lovers out there? Guessing by the number of people who choose to get married at vineyards, I’m guessing that’s a ‘Hell, yeah’. This ritual might be one that tickles your fancy.
Nathalie & Ben placed a copy of their vows with a bottle of their favourite red into a box during their ceremony. From memory, it was bought from the winery where they got married of course, Margan Wines, for a touch of extra sentiment.
They plan to open the box on their 1st anniversary, drink the bottle of wine, get tipsy, read their vows again and reminisce about their fabulousless-ness that was their wedding day.
Another year older. Another year wiser. Hopefully another year deeper in love.
“WOW! We could not have asked for a better celebrant than Julie.
She genuinely took the time to get to know us and wrote a beautiful, personal ceremony that really touched both us and our guests. She also drew everyone in with her gorgeous singsong Irish accent. We had quite a few people say it was the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been to which is a true credit to Julie. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Nathalie & Ben
“Julie is amazing. She’s so nice and thoughtful and I had such a great time working alongside her recently.”
– Keegan Cronin, Wedding Photographer
Keegan Chronin Photography
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