It was a total blessing to stumble upon our photographer, Billie Roche . She's relatively new to the business, but she's talented. It took some serious talent to make an overworked medical student and a tired computer programmer look like this in engagement photos!
We had blast taking bridal portraits, and they were everything I ever wanted - edgy, fun, sophisticated, even silly.
But they weren't "portraity". (If that is a real concept/word.)
I recently learned that displaying a bridal portrait at the wedding reception is actually only traditionally done in a few southern states like Florida, Texas and Georgia. A sorority sister from Detroit was like "why did you take pre-pictures two months before your wedding?". Apparently they are a regional thing.
But now that I've got my edgy, fun, sophisticated (regional) pictures, what in the world do I display at the reception?
I could crop one of the more scenic ones to make it "portraity"...
...or do something silly/sexy/edgy....
What would you do? "Portraity"? Silly? Sexy? Edgy?