I always tell my clients that they spend SO much time planning, preparing, spending, stressing, and finally getting married that it's my job to make sure I capture all of that so they will never forget it. I was married almost 11 years ago to the most amazing woman in the world. I have a pretty good memory but I can honestly tell you I can't remember the food served (I think it was Mexican food or something), I can remember about 3 of the songs the DJ played, and the decorations are a total blur.
If I didn't have the pictures that I have from my wedding I would remember even less. Due to my personal experience me and my team of photographers take great patience and time in getting the shots of all the things that you have worked so hard to create. My favorite comment from my clients is after the wedding when they see the images they say, "Wow, I didn't even know that happened, or I didn't remember we did that!"
For this shot in particular this is a bouquet that sat in the window at the Keawali Church in Maui for the wedding I shot there in January 2011. The sunlight was coming in and I just loved the contrast of the beautiful flowers against the window, and I made sure to frame it inside of the window frame and walls. It's a simple shot, but I love it. As the experts say, the quality is in the details, and wedding photography is no exception....
Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/160 sec at f/3.8, ISO 1000 at 28mm. Flash did not fire.