Talk about a coincidence!
Talking to my mum the other day about one of my closest friends getting married we got to talking about her wedding to my dad many moons ago. I’ll not say how many as she won’t be impressed.
Anyway, it turns out that their reception was held where my friend is considering having her wedding. Out of the thousands of places she could choose I have to say that it gave me goose bumps. Coincidence or what!
It also made me realise that apart from one or two I’d not seen any of my parent’s wedding photos, so out came the album. I got to thinking about photography and how much it had changed through technological advances – film to digital being the biggest one.
Wedding photography of the past
1826 is universally accepted as the invention of photography as we know it. In years gone by, most couples didn’t actually hire a photographer for the wedding itself, they’d actually pose before or after in a studio.
It wasn’t until the 1880’s that wedding albums became more commonplace and the wedding gifts would be photographed too.
Until the beginning of the 20th century, most wedding photos were black and white, while the concept of photographing the wedding itself as an event didn’t come along really until after the 2nd world war!
I find it fascinating how far we’ve come with technology and equipment in such a short space of time, I personally feel we’re really lucky to be in the digital photography age as it affords us so much more creativity and flexibility when it comes to taking photos.
So I thought I’d share my family’s wedding photos of yesteryear with you here, I hope you enjoy looking at them. It was so strange seeing the striking family resemblance to my relatives who I never even got the chance to meet. Perhaps this has inspired you to look at your family’s wedding photos. I’d love to hear your stories if it has!