When I am working as a wedding photographer, I make it a priority to capture good images of the wedding details. Those details matter. While every wedding has the obligatory images of the ceremony and reception, the wedding details are what truly make an event unique. They tell the story of the wedding itself. I’d like to share the details from Jessica and Jon’s Scottsdale wedding. Jessica and Jon were married at the Omni Montelucia Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Importance of Photographing Wedding Details
Brides spend so much time and money on the wedding details. Details that are often overlooked. Without capturing these thoughtful, personal touches as a part of their wedding photography, these small touches can be lost and forgotten. Without including these images in the collection, there is no way to fully describe the wedding. With Jessica and Jon’s wedding, there are so many stories in the details. The Montelucia Resort and Spa provided a beautiful backdrop to capture these images.
I created these images to tell the story and preserve the details that made Jessica and Jon’s wedding unique. Instead of just taking a picture of the items, I’ve built vignettes to capture the essence of these details. The graceful delicate lines of the chain to Jessica’s cross contrasted beautifully with Jon’s handsome watch. Nestled into Jessica’s bouquet was a tiny cameo with a picture of her father, so he could be there in spirit. Flowers wilt, cakes get cut up and eaten, but the memories are preserved in these images.
Photographing a couple’s wedding details can also be an artistic way to show the passage of time during the event. The wax running low on the candles and the bride’s gorgeous shoes sitting abandoned on her chair tell stories. These details capture the emotion of the moment, preserving not just a picture of the details themselves but the feelings they evoke.
Some of these details are the work of Michelle Scarzone, owner and event planner of Simply Refined Events. Her artistic touch and keen eye helped to realize the vision Jessica and Jon had for their wedding.
Please enjoy these images of the wedding details from Jessica and Jon’s Omni Montelucia Resort and Spa wedding. And, make sure to check back. I will be sharing more images from this event in a future post.