Claire and Mark Upton Testimonial

by VisionAdmin on March 7, 2012

“Mark and I met with Dirk about 2 months before our wedding.  He mentioned that he would highly recommend having our photos taken before the ceremony.  The reasons he gave was that obviously he would have a lot more time to get awesome photos but that mainly it would give Mark and I some time to connect with each other before the hectic day ahead.  My initial reaction was that I would prefer to see Mark at the end of the aisle as that had always been a part of my traditionalist fantasy.  However, after giving it some thought and knowing how emotional Mark and I can be we decided that this could be a great idea as it would give us time to prepare for the day together.  It also forced us to ensure that everything else was organized or delegated as on the day all we had time for was to get ready and have our photos taken before the ceremony.

Our wedding was at 3.30 but having photos before meant that we had to be ready for Dirk at 10.30/11.00.  Dirk arrived and took photos of my family and I before seeing Mark.  He then got Mark and I to close our eyes and walk towards each other and proceeded to capture our initial connection on film, which was awesome.  We had numerous photos together and family members that were there could also have their photos done at the same time.  The result of having our photos before was that we have so many fantastic photos that really captured the essence of the day far better than would have been possible had we only had 1-2 hours after the ceremony.  We also didn’t need to worry about the weather as we had the whole morning until 2 pm to get all the photos taken.  After the ceremony this also meant there were fewer photos to be taken and guests would not be kept waiting for so long.

We can highly recommend having your photos taken before the ceremony as by the time we got to the church we were excited to see everyone and have a great party together.  Had we not seen each other before I know that we would have tried to find time to connect with each other, which would have been difficult.  Another great advantage of using this option is that it feels like your wedding is the whole day rather than just a few hours and we had a lot more time to soak up the best day of our lives.  Should you decide to use this option, I would highly recommend that you have everything organized before the big day.  Also only have a few family members as it is a very emotional time and the more peaceful the time the better.  Make sure you know all the locations you would like to go to have the photos taken and let Dirk know so that he can plan his day accordingly.  Also have a time that you would like to stop the photos as it is essential that you have time before the ceremony to freshen up and relax before going to the church.”

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