Perfect Bubble Sendoff

November 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Bubble Sendoff-17Bubble Sendoff-17 There are a few key components that make this bubble sendoff successful - mostly it's her smile and all the bubbles!

The killer bubble sendoff  - from Catherine & Wes’s wedding. They got it perfect so we could capture it in all its glory and splendor. Holy Cross Catholic Church made the perfect backdrop and their guests did their part. All Catherine & Wes had to do was show off their love - and they did!!! Their smartest move was to have the sendoff immediately after the ceremony that included full Catholic mass. This helped with the enthusiasm – guests were ready to celebrate!

This is the beginning of a series of “perfect pieces” of a wedding. And since I am a professional wedding photographer, I base perfection on photographic success. Or, in other words, did we make killer wedding photos for each piece of the wedding? And we strive for 100% photographic success for each portion of the day, especially the parts that are important to you. But what are the important pieces for you and your wedding? Only you can decide. But be mindful that your wedding will be a collection of various pieces from bride prep to flowers to rings to groomsmen, and all the way through the ceremony, reception and a send off. We counsel with brides and grooms to know what parts are more important.

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Look at all the bubbles and their colors. Only thing better is her smile!!!

Here’s what made their bubble sendoff perfect – their smiles and love for one another, amazing church façade and doors, no wind, bold colored bridesmaids dresses, timeless dark suits for the gentlemen, enthusiastic guests and shade. Yep, shade. From my experience as a photographer, the best sendoffs happen in shade or shadow. This is pretty much the rule for any midday photos, but especially important for light and heat sensitive soap bubbles. These little transparent rainbow spheres need cool air to thrive. This is key.

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All their happiness is being celebrated by the hundreds of bubbles - cool air makes the life of the bubble last!!!

 

Bubble Sendoff-3Bubble Sendoff-3 You MUST get the groomsmen FIRED UP!!!

 

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Even the Priests are into blowing bubbles!!!

 

Bubble Sendoff-2Bubble Sendoff-2 Bold colored bridesmaid's dresses always help!

 

Bubble Sendoff-15Bubble Sendoff-15 Solid formation - straight, even lines of folks on each side with enough for the couple to show off!

 

Bubble Sendoff-21Bubble Sendoff-21 Perfection!!! Lots of love, big kiss, even light (shade), plenty of bubbles, bold colors, and excellent backdrop.

Here is the list of components needed for a bubble sendoff:

  1. Bride and groom that will own this moment!
  2. Shade or shadow
  3. 20+ people on each side (tight formation)
  4. Enough space for the couple to walk down (loose but intimate)
  5. Bold & uniform colors of the bridesmaids and groomsmen
  6. Bridesmaids and groomsmen on the end of each side
  7. Enthusiastic bubble blowers (EVERYONE!!!!)
  8. No wind or know how to deal with the wind.
  9. Excellent backdrop

Note: If you remove any one of these components then the recipe will have less success photographically. Right after amazing love & elated joy, you need even light (shade).

The next most important part is wind or how to handle wind. You may need to change the alignment of the sendoff to accommodate the wind. Or you may need to have all the folks on one side be extra enthusiastic.

I could go on and on with the particulars. What’s most important is having great wedding professionals to help you with your day. Hire them and empower them to help you create the very best possible wedding. And when you are ready to hire a wedding photographer, we’d love to share with you our photographic success.

And if you are wondering about other types of sendoffs, ask me. I have captured different types, seen images and heard of other creative types.  

Stay tuned for more blog posts on the various pieces of the wedding day and how to get killer photos!


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