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PRIORITIES - McKinney WEDDING MEMORIES ON A BUDGET
Your Wedding Memories: A Matter Of Priorities
For brides and grooms in McKinney who are watching their costs, planning a wedding usually involves making a few tradeoffs in selecting the venue, the number of guests, the food, entertainment and, of course, the photography. But ultimately, the measurement of that special day is not tied to the luxury of the setting or headstones of the cake, but to the precious memories that are created and preserved.
For many of these McKinney couples, skillful wedding photojournalism is a way to assure that the touching and profound photos from their wedding are captured -- regardless of where the event is held, or how much money is spent on accoutrements. This is a critical consideration for anyone planning a wedding on a budget.
Every bride has her unique priorities. Some brides dream their whole life about a wedding dress, so they will put a high priority on that. For others it’s photography, because that’s what lasts. It ’s your own personal wedding memories, but great wedding photography is also about sharing with others -- into future generations.
When all is said and done, many of those costly trappings of the day -- food, flowers, decorations are going to be gone the moment the date has passed. Certainly, you want to enjoy the experience and have a nice party for people, but the photos are going to be there forever.
No matter how nice the environment or flowers are, favorable photography conditions always trump sheer luxury or scenic drama when it comes to capturing those memories. Dive photographed weddings where the lighting was bad, the crowd was thick, and the time was too short, so those factors are just as important as the environment or scenery itself. But when I share the wedding photos, none of that is remembered -- just the moment I capture as a photographer.
THE SKILL OF CAPTURING MEMORIES
Make sure that whatever money you do allocate to photography is money well spent. The most experienced wedding photographer is a true expert at preserving those special moments -- even when the setting or venue may not be anything close to ideal.
We make your wedding photos into an ideal photojournalistic event full of all the beauty, love, spontaneity, emotion and action. We were recently challenged by a wedding in a windery painted in muted, dark tones, with little natural light, followed by a reception at a rather dark meeting hall. Although the conditions were budget, the result, thankfully, were prints described as "incredibly beautiful.”
Our brides are definitely getting value, regardless of whether they choose our Orchid, Lily or Magnolia wedding photography package.
FOCUSING ON THE ESSENCE
Your wedding location is a background element used only to frame and accentuate the bride and groom. The simpler it is, the better I can focus the attention on my human subjects and the touching moments happening.
FOLLOWING THROUGH ON PRIORITIES
When juggling wedding costs, It is all about considering what is really important and staying true to your priorities. Don't trust your irreplaceable memories to just anyone. And those priorities are ultimately about the value of memories.
In surveys, of newlyweds on their 1-year anniversary, when asked what was the #1 thing they would have changed, at the top of the list is "I would have spent more on my wedding photography."
When the flowers are gone, the cake is eaten, the dress is in storage -- your wedding photos and memories will last forever.
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