Wedding Cakes Versus Cupcakes

I’m bringing up this topic , because it’s wedding season. This sounds politically correct, but I’ll let you in on a secret. My real reason is I’m a photographer and I shoot many stock images that I love sharing. Therefore, why not use it to express an old debate.  Should you have cupcakes at your wedding as opposed to a wedding cake?

Many Brides decide to use cupcakes because it’s cost effective. They are easy because you don’t need a plate or a fork. They can also be made in deferent sizes; Traditional, mini and large size. They can be made in different shapes as well.

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Photo by: Angelita Espara

 

Many individuals look forward  ( Besides the wedding gown) to seeing the large wedding cake waiting to be eaten. I must admit the wedding cake beats the cupcake in the pretty and elegant category any day.

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Photo by: Daralynn
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Photo by: Daralynn

A decision to have a wedding cake or cupcakes is a matter of personal choice. However, I feel the most elegant weddings will choose the wedding cake. It makes for better images and it’s traditional. However, occasionally guest have opt to have both. The wedding cake  is use for images and the cake cutting ; while the cupcakes are used for easy portions. It’s convenient for guest to grab a cupcake without a knife, fork or plate. Cupcakes are known for bringing on a good conversation with the different flavors to choose from. The only mess could possibly those who opt to leave the cupcake liner on the table or throw them on the floor.  I know you’re thinking who’d do that, but you’d be surprised.

 

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I Love Wedding Photography

It’s been a little while since my last post. I know it isn’t like me, but I needed a break. I’m traveling for enjoyment, managing businesses and family life.  Sometimes it’s just good to take a breather.  Now I think I have a clear mind I’m ready to take you on another journey in my life. It’s something that’s been bothering me for some time now. The decision to leave the wedding photography world. I don’t want to do it, because it’s such a beautiful thing to share such an important part of a woman’s life. Being a Bride. Besides that I crave the process.

Wedding photography is one of the most demanding jobs the world.  Theres really no glamour on the wedding day. I’ll wear practical clothes, including my shoes. I’ll sweat my hair and face off, shoot until my finger is numb and direct drunk people by telling them how to pose. I’ll forget to eat until my blood sugar drops.  Not to mention I’m going to stand on my feet for about 14 hours. Sounds rough doesn’t it? Yet there is so much gratification from working  hard for wedding photographs. It’s the preparation. Everyone has gone out of their way to look great and I get to preserve it.  Then after I get home to a good night of rest ( and can see straight )  the real work begins when I curate the images.

My dilemma is weather I should stop being a wedding photographer. Sometimes I don’t think I  have what it takes. Creating  amazing images of such and important day isn’t as easy as it seems.  It is more than just sliding in an SDcard and pressing the shutter.  A good photographer who can document it all  and not miss the small details is what it takes, but I’m slow at shooting because I want everything perfect.

Being cognizant of tricky lighting takes skills without thinking about it. Remembering the  poses in my head that are usually flattering to most couples. It’s frustrating  sometimes  because I get so excited I’ll forget my camera settings. Then I have to regain my composer.  Theres only one chance at wedding photos.

 

Why do I get so nervous? I’ve discovered I’m so passionate about weddings.  My work makes me proud. Perhaps having clients that appreciate me capturing the details and taking my time will be my selling point. untitled-9763.jpg