truth…. no one wants to admit it but everyone knows it…. sometimes beautiful heels just HURT. It’s unfortunate. You could be sporting a $600 pair of Jimmy Choo’s or some pumps from Payless and if you stand in them too long, you’re going to be in pain. Now, I have come to realize that the higher the price tag, the better the fit. I have ONE pair of real heels and they are definitely more comfortable than my cheapo pairs!! So what does this mean for a bride? Are you supposed to just suck it up and be miserable? …. Or are there OTHER options out there? Great news! … Brides are doing WHATEVER they want these days!!
And out of my 80+ weddings, this is the option that I like the best… and it’s what I chose to do for my OWN wedding! I had the cute pair of heels that were photogenic and look great on an album spread… and then I had some comfy flip flops waiting for me at our reception!! …. Actually, I remember quickly running into our house (because our reception was in my parent’s backyard!), running up the stairs and rummaging through my “shoe bin” from high school, trying to find some flip flops that wouldn’t cause more blisters! It was probably a hilarious sight….. Katelyn running up the stairs in her dress, throwing old shoes out of a bucket while 400 people were waiting on her outside! ha! I eventually found my favorite flip flops and NO one knew that I had called it quite on the heels. HOWEVER, the fabulous thing about this option is that I still have a pretty “shoe” shot for my album!! While I didn’t wear my teal heels the WHOLE day… or even half the day!…. it sure does look like I did!
So if you’re not excited about wearing 3 inch heals for 8 hours…. I totally understand! Have a backup plan! However, it may still be fun to have a cute pair of heels for the sake of pictures and album spreads! So many of my brides have gotten creative with their wedding shoes and I think they all would agree that COMFORT is worth it! … This first shot is of MY wedding heels and then a shot of what they look like in our album!
Modern and comfy! Red and Bold!Good taste Brit!!
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!