Vintage Wedding Photography

So i’ve asked my mum to look though the family albums and find any wedding photography, as I’d like to scan them and write about the way that wedding photography has changed over the years. Also it’s a really good oppertunity to look at whats happened in the past and reflect on where we are today.

At some point I intend to get round to doing this, but for now I just had to share this photo of my beautiful Nana (my Mum’s Mum) taken on her wedding day.

I think they got married in or around 1940 and looking at this photo, the photographer (knowing the equipment that they would have had around then) would have had to set up a little studio with his large format camera somewhere at the reception to get this photo. I really admire that.

Wouldn’t you like something this beautiful on your wedding day that your grandchilderen could look at in 75 years time.

I know that everyone likes reportage / contemporary wedding photography and doesn’t want anything traditional. But I do think that there is something to be said for doing traditional posed photos……..but in a modern way and updating them so that you get a timeless portrait.

After all, as someone much wiser than me once said, “you are never going to be as young as you are today” and to take it even further…..you’ll probably never spend as long as you do getting ready on your wedding day. So why not try and take the best ever photo of yourself on your big day.

Wouldn’t it be great if when we talked about ‘Vintage Wedding Photography’, it meant timeless classic images that will stand the test of time.

What do you think about this? Is this the kind of photo that you’d like of you? Is there something to be said about a beautiful portrait?

Let me know what you think.

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