Perfect Wedding Photography is All in the Details
Wedding photography is hard work, as Will
Knight, of Will Knight Photography
, knows from personal experience. The leading
wedding and events photographer has traveled around the world to capture the
perfect images of happy couples over the years. He is passionate about his
craft and loves being able to tell the individual story of each couple.
That story unfolds through a series of images
for each wedding. It’s not just about capturing the perfect moments of the
bride, groom and their nearest and dearest (although those parts are of course
essential!) but also about picking up on the little details.
Chicago wedding photographer Will Knight
“The bride and groom have often spent a lot of
money on items like flowers, table decorations, chair covers, candles and so
forth. All of these little touches add up to create the perfect wedding venue,
but can often be overlooked during the busy events of the day. A good wedding
photographer will ensure that all of these elements are captured as part of the
shoot and that each is appreciated for its contribution to the overall
Table decorations are a great example. These are
often painstakingly chosen to contribute to the color scheme, add elegance and
sometimes provide gifts such as vases that guests can take away as mementos of
the day. The cost of table decorations can very quickly add up, particularly
where fresh flowers are concerned, so it’s important to be able to capture the
beauty of such items and in particular to do so before the guests sit down to
eat. Table decorations surrounded by dirty crockery at the end of the feasting
don’t make quite the same impression when captured on camera as they do when
the tables are pristine at the start of the meal!
The food itself is also an important detail for
the overall story of the day: Many guests will have particularly fond memories
of the weddings they’ve attended where the food has impressed them! But thought
needs to be put into making sure that pictures of the food are perfect,
observes Chicago wedding photographer Will Knight: “When you’re photographing the food at a wedding
you don’t want to be leaning over guests’ shoulders while they wait to eat.
Make sure you’re provided with your own meal to photograph at your leisure.
Even if you’re not invited to partake of the meal yourself, sneak into the
kitchen and photograph some of the dishes before the waiting staff carry them
out to the guests to be sure that you capture them precisely as the chef
intended. Just be sure not to get in the kitchen staff’s way!”
Knight advises having a checklist – either
physical or mental – of all of the details you plan to photograph during the
wedding in order to ensure that nothing is forgotten during the whirlwind of
excitement on the day. From reflected candle light shimmering on highly
polished glasses just waiting to be filled with wine to the perfect petals on
the individually chosen blooms, no detail should be beyond the scope of a
professional wedding photography who is committed to capturing every single
moment of the event. Will Knight is a specialist events photographer based in Chicago, IL.
For more information on his services, call Will Knight Photography on 312.961.6067
, Email: [email protected]
or visit www.willknightphotography.com