Intimate Weddings

I recently chatted with a fellow photographer about the market for smaller weddings, second weddings, and elopements. There are a lot of couples out there who don’t want a big luxury wedding. They opt for a more personal intimate wedding with just immediately family or by themselves. I’ve shot a few weddings like this before and absolutely love the intimacy (but trust me, I love the big huge weddings too!). After some thought, chatting with other photogs, and looking back on previous weddings, I’ve come up with a new set of wedding options for those having intimate weddings. These options are for weddings with 35 or less guests and are non-Saturday events.

The best example I have of an Intimate Wedding is Debra and Joe. There story is so sweet. They were together several years before finally deciding to get married on July 11, 2010. Debra called me on a Wednesday & told me she and Joe were getting married the coming Sunday. Of course, my first thought was “definitely short notice”. As she told me about their plans, I fell in love with the idea of their small wedding in a tiny park in Monticello, MS. So, we worked out details, I got directions, and that Sunday headed down to Monticello. When I arrived at the park, there was a gazebo, some trees, and some open space. It was your typical tiny park. After meeting Debra and Joe, we chatted for a few minutes and then she pointed to a bridge. That bridge went pretty far off into the woods and came around to a bend in the Pearl River. It was awesome! We photographed for about 45 minutes and then started the ceremony. There were a total of maybe 10-12 guests (their parents and children). The ceremony was so personal for the 2 of them. It was so sweet and made me fall in love with the idea of small weddings.

As I fell in love with small weddings, over time, I had forgotten about the small weddings and focused more on the big weddings. Now I’m wanting to get back to those small weddings as well. So, if you are planning an intimate wedding, let me know. I’d love to chat with you!

Here are some images from Debra and Joe’s wedding.

All the guests. It was small, intimate, and so sweet!

They loved their yellow bug! 🙂 I love it too!


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