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Courtney Paddock

capturing the ones you love: take the time to take those portrait images

Are you wondering if you should book your photographer for the full 8hrs? Are you thinking that all that time would not be necessary. If you are on the fence… know that I full heartedly believe that you should pull the trigger.

It allows your photographer to understand the lighting, the space, the details and your loved ones. It is not every day that we have a photographer in front of us. It feels weird, it takes a while to get used to them in our space. Allow everyone that you love to get used to them too. You know your photographer and that is why you booked them, but your loved ones have yet to interact with them. Allow them some time to get used to them too.

And let’s be real, that are so many things going on that day, makeup, hair, getting dressed, saying hi to your Aunt Sue you only see once every 5 years, etc. All that takes time. Allow your photographer to capture those moments that you will cherish and get the gang together. Allow time for everyone to get in front of the camera.

And let’s not forget the details that you spent all that time on. The invitations, boutonniere’s, bouquets etc. All those items need to be styled and shot and as much as we want to think we are wizards and void of time. Those styling images take time too! Allow time for art to happen.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.