Dear future Bride and Groom,

If you really love the idea of documentary photography for your wedding then I want to be your wedding photographer. 

I'm not about the posed photographs or manufacturing a moment to look great. I'm into film cameras, black and white photography (and beautiful colour photography too) and documenting authentic moments throughout a wedding day. I'm about waiting and finding those authentic moments and weaving a story through them. I'm about being in the midst of things while doing my best to not be noticed. I’m all about the split second to get that photo where everything comes together in one beautiful moment: a groom’s expression as he walks down the aisle, that moment the flower girls turn to look at each other as the bride speaks her vows and that moment of laughter when one of the groomsmen waxes lyrically and humorously about the groom. 

In the midst of all this, as I sit and look at the photographs I’ve taken of couples over the years, I think of this: Time is so fleeting and goes by so fast. Take a moment to breathe and enjoy the moment.

Regardless of whom you choose as your wedding photographer, know that the most important decision you will make is when you say "I do" at the altar to your spouse-to-be. Things fade over time but true love prevails over it all. Embrace your man/woman and love him/her with an amazing passion and keep that flame going even when the sweat pants come out and laundry needs to be done.

Regardless of how a wedding day goes, know that the love that you've created with this special someone is more important and more rewarding than anything on Earth. Forge it well over the years and may the wedding day be just a start of a beautiful journey together. 

Amen.

 

Sincerely,

-Jonathan Desmond-
Documentary Photographer Who Shoots Weddings
Vancouver, BC Canada 


My Goal and My Passion: "Creating genuine photographic stories through an honest documentary approach."