Apparently, your pricey professional wedding photographer was a giant waste of money.
It was an image too spectacular to pass up, so being a deft hand at photography himself, Yeldham snapped a photograph of the couple.
Sometimes you are lucky enough to be there for a moment || sometimes the moment have actually organised to be there and you just need to find out the time they are meeting.. My first wedding photograph – taken yesterday during the coming of a #Sydney storm from #bradleyshead at #sunset whilst shooting #timelapseAdvertisement
Yeldham IS a photographer, but not the wedding kind.
He usually specialises in time-lapse photography, and was trying to capture the rolling storm clouds over the harbour. He set about trying to track down the newlyweds, as the image spread online… very quickly. Yeldham’s photograph was liked over 2,600 time, and it didn’t take long for word to reach Galvin and Pearson on their honeymoon in Hawaii.
“Hi @samyeldham you can call off the search!” commented Galvin. “This is me and my wife @jessicapearson4!!! What a great photo! Thank you so much for reaching out. Can I get your email address?”
Yeldham then called off the search, sharing another photograph and thanking the couple for being okay with having their memories “plastered all over the internet.”
Thanks to the internet my #Sydney Wedding snap traveled around the world to reach the very lovely newlyweds on their honeymoon! Thank you to everyone who shared or commented on the original #sunset photo, and to the happy couple for being totally cool with their wedding being plastered all over the internet. The lie is that the day ends. :) A photo posted by Sam Yeldham (@samyeldham) on
Yeldham just happened to be in the right place at what was, evidently, the perfect time. And now, one couple have the most stunning wedding photograph we have ever seen.
So, that got us thinking, do we really need to have one person following us around all day, asking us to lift our chins, arch our elbows and ‘look into eachother’s eyes’?
For celebs, sometimes the ‘stand and pose’ style works, but sometimes it’s the candid shots that are the most moving…
Okay, granted, Galvin and Pearson were posing, for their actual photographer- Liv Style Photography. But sometimes, it’s the non-posed, the candid and the spontaneous shots that are the most special.
In the technological age we live, disposable camera’s on the reception tables have been replaced with hashtags. Guests can snap away, taking as many selfies and photos of the food they want. Between the duckface’s and blurred hands, there is a chance they might actually capture something really special.
Further proof that you don’t necessarily need a professional photo-shoot to preserve your memories is Liisa Luts, who photographed her entire wedding herself.
You can check those stunning photographs out below…
So what do you think? Is it time to bid farewell to the wedding photographer?