The Pinterest Wedding – Thoughts from a Pro

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Staying current is one of the most important aspects of the wedding industry. Each year we see clients suggesting ideas for photos based on what they see on social media. For many, this is a great way to start a conversation with their photographer, so that the couple can show a photographer a vision of what the wedding will be.

As a photographer who has been in the industry for many years, I see two sides to the “Pinterest wedding.” Although Pinterest is a great tool for ideas, recently I have also seen it being overused. My suggestion to couples is to not overdue their wedding with so many borrowed ideas that the wedding turns out feeling like a Pinterest page of its own. Another area to be cautious about is finding an abundance of photo ideas so as not to enjoy the natural poses that can come up during the day.

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As a photographer, we love when things get started with a small idea and then blossom into what we are really hoping for, which is the natural fun that will happen. These photos will show the emotion of the day in a truly unique way, not a “must have” shot pulled from someone else’s wedding.

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