"You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
Ever see those street photos from the 1940s of lovers strolling down the cobblestone streets of Paris, arm in arm? Maybe stealing a kiss while seated at an outdoor cafe? Huddled in an embrace? Those picture invoke reactions to this day. Make people stop. Talk about it.
They are timeless.
Compare that with your parents wedding photos. Some common shots in the '70s, '80s, and '90s were the best man mopping the groom's brow as he nervously looked at his watch, the bride fawning over her bouquet she caressed in her arms like a newborn baby and, of course, the obligatory double-exposed shot of the wedding couple superimposed over their ceremony. They were cute the first time around, but by now, they tend to get mocked because they've become cliché.
Today, some of the stock poses are of tightly-cropped photos of feet that showcase the shoes the couple wore, brides and grooms jumping in the air, and heads cut off in photos at the neckline showing only the torsos. I'm sure you've seen these, too. And they were cute the first time around as well. Now, they already are... cliche.
We strive our work to be timeless. Of course, we will take fun shots, include some of the latest trends for wedding photography and videography. Our goal, however, is to create a body of images that will still be as captivating in 20 years than it is today.
Timeless like your love for each other.