By Eunice Montenegro, wedding photographer, Columbus, OH.
Kids are spontaneous and when I’m shooting weddings as primary or second shooter I always like to capture them as they are. I love when they rock the dance floor or when they decide to use the a cooler as a swimming pool. Kids sometimes have a job during weddings, they hold flowers and rings and they do it very well. They also make faces, laugh and have tantrums. Kids, specially little ones, have the power of doing whatever they want and still please the crowd. That would be a power I would like to have for sure! I adore when I spot kids having fun as they play games on their multiples devices, dance with their moms or dads or just hang upside down. There is so much going on and I am happy to select good frames, good exposures, good angles to document those moments for my clients. I want them to be meaningful and captured in the best of my capacities so my brides and grooms can have those precious memories. They will also get the posed pictures during the family formals, some more portraits perhaps during the getting ready if we have time, but the majority of my clients prefer candid photos of their kids and guests.
If you are thinking about having ring bearers and flower girls on your wedding, you should choose older girls and boys if you don’t want any surprises! If you are an adventurous bride who likes funny moments go ahead, find some toddlers to walk that aisle. But have in mind they will do what they please and may not even want to show up. For the brides and grooms who want to have some control on how kids walk down the aisle I would suggest getting the older flower girls or ring bearers to guide the little ones. It usually works. But the best is to be cool with whatever goes on because that is what will make your wedding unique!
I hope you enjoyed seeing these cute kid moments as much I enjoyed photographing them! Thank you for stopping by and feel free to share this post!