When you start building your wedding day timeline, one item to seriously consider is time for your photographer and videographer to capture untouched images of all of your spaces. This is something that not only did I not account for in our timeline four years ago, but didn’t even know to ask for.
First of all, what on earth are ‘untouched photos’? They are images of your ceremony, cocktail and reception spaces before anyone enters them. The designs are all styled, clean and in place, exactly as they were intended to be experienced for the first time. Before your guests arrive and place their sweaters, purses and drinks on the carefully styled tables, capture it. I promise, you will not regret doing this and it only takes ten to fifteen minutes per space. What are the top three reasons why I believe you should have them?
I admit, these are not the only reasons people choose to have untouched images, but they are the ones that in eighty years will still matter. When you look back on your wedding day with your grandchildren, they will feel like they were there. You will still have a vivid memory in your album to spark other, more important memories. Like the way you felt looking at the altar for the first time, ripe with hope and love just before your ceremony begins. Or the environment you walked into when you saw your daddy that afternoon, just the two of you. Those spaces set a mood, enhance the joy you already have in your heart and will ignite so many memories that you won’t realize you have until you look back on the day. THAT is the real reason that untouched photos should be part of your story.