Documentary Wedding Photography: Timeless Moments, Authentic Beauty

You won’t know how valuable a photo is until it’s all you have left.


A lot of photographers, including me, use the word ‘timeless’ on their websites. It’s a word that’s used frequently in wedding photography, and it’s become a little overused and misunderstood. So what do I mean when I talk about timeless wedding photography?

When my grandmothers were alive, one of my favorite things to do with either of them was to look at old family photos. They each had an enormous collection of old black and white photos that dated back generations. One of my most treasured memories is an afternoon I spent visiting with my Granny Evelyn in 2010, sitting on her couch beside her while she told me stories about each photo and each family member as we flipped through her album one last time. She loved photos. I happened to have my cameras on that visit, and she asked me to make a photo of her. Nothing special, no dressing up. Just a quick photo of her standing in her living room that she wanted to send to her sister.

The next time I saw her a few weeks later, she was in the hospital. She passed away not long after that. Those photos from that last visit are some of the most important photos I’ve ever made.

Here’s the truth about photos. Your photos will age. They will become dated. The hairstyles will become dated. The clothes and the cars and the furniture and the decor will become dated. Even the method you use to make the photos will become outdated. When you look at them in ten years or twenty years, you will feel that you are looking into the past. It doesn’t matter if you have an unplugged ceremony. It’s all going to look dated eventually. That’s the true beauty of old photos. They look like they belong to the time they were made.

So why do I say that I make timeless photography? Because I’m not making photos about clothes or hairstyles. I’m making photos about the human experience. I’m making photos about how we feel about each other in a moment in time. Those are things that transcend time. 

Love is timeless. It always has been, and always will be.

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