I am going to share something that errs delicately on the side of controversial.Full disclaimer: I will be grossly generalising the opposite sex… but hear me out!
Any male photographers out there throwing me shade – I’M SORRY!! But I gotta stick up for my gals here!
So first up, here’s an easy one to win you over with. It is way less awkward having a female photographer in the room while you’re getting ready for your big day. I mean, you’re likely to be half-naked whilst being buttoned or corsetted into your gown – you may have to deal with the dreaded nip slip at some point and you might feel more comfortable knowing it’s just girls in the room. When it comes to the groom and groomsmen, we are like that fly on the wall, letting boys be boys and capturing all the bromance in its most candid form.
Now, let’s call a spade a spade – wedding photos are almost always for the pleasure of the bride. Female photographers are down to shoot FOR the bride because we can empathise more closely with you. We know you have visualised and romanticised this big day for so long – that you have imagined the look on your groom’s face and that first moment (almost) alone as husband and wife, the nervous laughs as the best man makes an inappropriate joke and the crazy moves you’ll pull on the d-floor. Those moments are the ones we hunt down to capture for you.
(And bonus points here if you have a female photographer who is already married! Because we intimately understand the emotional geography of the big day. We know first-hand the nerves leading up to the “I dos” that fade rapidly as you transition over to the party!)