Have you ever had your clients suggest a photo that makes your little photographer’s heart sink? What about ‘Having the photo in Black & White with the bouquet in colour?’ or ‘Can we get all the guests to stand in a heart shape?’

Let’s face it, we’ve all had requests that are very much not aligned with what we wish to output. There’s a lot of visual stimulation these days for couples planning weddings and it’s inevitable that they see images that they’d like to recreate.

If your marketing is working well for you, you should get to a point where these image requests are within your remit and you are excited to construct them for your clients. The process becomes more of a creative collaboration between photographer and subject and often great things can happen.

So it’s interesting to hear that this was an image request. Jodie Mitchell‘s bride suggested the idea and this might have been inspired by the house or by something that she’s seen online. Either way, it’s a super cute idea that is made all the more charming as it couldn’t be perfectly executed.

In the end, it displays a lot of character – from the wedding party and also the house itself.

Canon 5D Mk4 | Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 | f/1.8 | 1/680| ISO 100

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What Jodie Said…

“I can’t take credit for the idea, it was my bride Sinead’s idea that she’d requested. As I sent everyone in the house, we realised that not all of the windows opened, which meant there were some people all crowded into one window and a total lack of symmetry, but to be honest that made me love the shot even more – pure wedding chaos.”