I get asked this question quite a bit from other photographers that follow my work. They seem to want to know why I don’t watermark any of my images when they are posted online. Watermarking has been around as long as humans have been creating art. One of the earliest known signature on a vase is by Sophilos, ca 580B.C. not to mention later on the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and other well known painters and artists also watermarked (signed) their artistic creations. Watermarking an image with a recognizable logo or signature helps to authenticate the creator of the art. And in many cases, it adds more value to it. However, there are many differences on how it applies to today’s digital world
I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with about 80 awesome couples on their big day. I think it’s important to share what I’ve learned with other photographers, and also other couples who I will be working with in the near future. A lot of people think wedding photographers just take nice photos, and somehow great moments just happen out of serendipity (I just wanted to use the word ‘serendipity’ in a blog post). A lot of these spontaneous moments are ‘created’ by having enough time to allow those moments to happen. A well planned timeline makes everybody relaxed and at ease. And it is my job as a wedding photographer to make sure my clients have the best experience possible on their wedding day.