This blog is probably going to offend many male photographers out there, including some of my friends…. Sorry in advance, but all of this is fact.
For a female photographer, the groom and his groomsmen may be a little shy. We catch them being nervous, contemplative, and usually pretty meticulous.
For the most part, the boys are going to be boys. Their work is done; they are not worried about the ceremony or the reception. The boys have fun with friends… either on the links with brews in hand…
.. or sitting back reminiscing about years past with a good cigar…. The boys are always relaxed.
The ladies on the other hand are frequently pretty anxious. Mom, and the soon to be Mother In Law, bridesmaids, cousins, and aunts add to the overall stress level. But this is supposed to be fun; and a female photographer has likely been there herself.
“Oww!” “Owwww!! That hurts!!” “I am soooo pretty!!”
Tons of laughs and you aren’t even seeing the champagne bottles.
Any female photographer is more than a person with a camera; we are there to capture these once in a lifetime moments while smoothing emotions. We’ve seen this 100 times and understand the nerves!! We are girls too!! Once everyone relaxes, the real fun begins.
Women understand how much time goes into getting ready. Hair can take a few hours… Make-up another hour. Women know “pretty” takes time. We know how important each step is.
It is not like these dresses are easy to get into. It is important for the ladies to feel comfortable around their photographer and forget we are even there. We are having fun too!!
In the end, the groom always makes it look easy. He is dashing and nicely tailored…..
…. but only the bride is beautiful.
Sorry fellas; on wedding day, girl photographers are better.