Wight Wedding Blog


Jason Swain wedding mosaic series

We are all photographers

The time has finally come to introduce the 5th and final in the series of wedding mosaics by local Isle of Wight wedding photographer Jason Swain. When Jason created these images and sent them to us, we new straight away that they were great meaningful images that really make you think about what your wedding day will feel like. On looking at all 5 we realised that not only are these mosaics of the little things that aren’t on the formal shots list, they are also ways people express their emotions and feelings. Weddings almost always induce tears, smiles, exclamations and kisses for happiness and pride. Maybe that is a little too deep, but it is genuinely the little things that make up the whole wedding day, and being able to see the points of your day you might have missed for a number of reasons, is invaluable. 

We hope you enjoy the final mosaic and if this is the first you have seen then do take a look at the first 4 for inspiration.

We are all photographers

Years ago wedding photography wasn’t always one of the most important parts of a wedding day and more often than not a family friend or family member who had a decent camera would be commandeered as the ‘official’ photographer, and when they’d had too much to drink or had their fill of picture taking, the camera would be passed to a youngster to run about with. So long as there were a few good pictures of the couple in their finery then everyone was happy. That is the crumpled black and white image of your grandparents you may well have framed on your wall now. However, weddings years ago didn’t always have so much time, effort or, more importantly for some, so much money dedicated to them, and many weddings were simpler affairs with a knees-up afterwards at a local pub, club or hall.

Nowadays we do spend a lot of time (sometimes years) planning and the effort that goes into the wedding from everyone involved can be overwhelming, while the constant struggle and worry can sometimes be that budget. But with so many pretty things and ideas around why not choose the theme, venue and massive cake you want. You’re only planning on doing it once remember. However, don’t forget it’s the people who come to your wedding that will make it the day you are dreaming of and will create the memories you will treasure forever, and that it will pass quickly and some parts of the day will be a little blurred. Having a photographer who can capture all the moments of your day that have taken you ages to plan and have cost you hard earned cash to purchase, is essential.

Your wedding guests will know that you will have a professional wedding photographer as it is the norm to have one for the formal shots, but this won’t stop them from taking their own pictures. Everyone will be trying to take their own images of you and the wedding in swing for their own albums at home, for facebook  or instagram, and to print for you in case it was something your photographer missed. That someone wants to take photos of you or your wedding day is a great compliment but it also shows that we still want to capture our own slice of the action. That we feel compelled to capture a moment in time from a fun, happy day where they made some new memories surrounded by the friends and family that love and care about you.

Comparing pictures becomes an ice-breaker and people instinctively know that the newly wed couple will be the centre of attention for the wedding photographer, so they’d best get the quick snap of them and their children dressed up to the nines. Sometimes they may not realise that the photographer is capturing that moment where guests are grouping people together for pictures and discussing the standard of their mobile phone camera against another’s. It’s these interactions and moments where people want to talk over the pictures they have taken that build up the atmosphere of your day. It is these informal and impromptu shots that won’t be on the to-do list you might have discussed with your wedding photographer, but will be some of your most treasured images.

As a true fine art photographer Jason Swain likes to let the images he captures do the talking. He has created this mosaic of images from many of the weddings he has photographed that catch moments that aren’t usually on the ‘to do’ list, little magic moments that make up the big day. Jason would be happy to hear from any couples looking for more information and details on his photographic services for their wedding day although this price list is a good starting point.

If this is the first in the wedding mosaic series you have seen, why not see the other 4 – Put your hands togetherWhat’s in a kiss?, A toast to the happy couple and Smiles all round.

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