When I saw this wedding shoot I was stunned into silence for a few moments. I really didn't know what to think of it! In my mind, when I think of wedding photography, I think of a world of immaculate white dresses, expensive shoes, thoughtful furnishings and of course, smiling wedding couples and their guests.This hipster couple has gone down a different route and explicitly said that “Our #1 rule for our wedding was always to have an UN-WEDDING!” and their choice of photographer couldn't have done a better job to reflect their wishes in my opinion.
In this shoot by Janneke Storm we see very epic wedding day story telling in a way that I have not seen it before. The couple pictured are Ainsley and Sebastien and they have said "I don’t think any photos or words could ever justify how much fun we had on the day." I love this as sometimes I do feel that some couples feel so much pressure on the day to do everything perfectly, they don't get much time to stop and simply enjoy their big day!
Whilst their big day is clearly an unconventional take on a wedding ceremony, it at the same time provides a very personalized and effective glimpse into the perspective of this couple in a way that you don't always see. The couples' personalities shine through.
I believe that one of the main goals of any wedding photographer is to capture the love that is shared between the couple, as well as the love that their family and friends have for them, too. I think that these shots provide an intimate view into this hipster couple who eloped to Vegas and the gritty style that Storm uses really helps to emphasize that.
What do you think of this shoot?
[Via Rock N Roll Bride]
Images used with permission.