Real emotion versus technical perfection in wedding photography

Have you ever heard a classically trained singer belt out a rock or pop song well?

Me neither.

I think that it is because they are too well trained. They are technically perfect. It kills the emotion and it kills the song.

I want the singer to dig deep into their chest, tear off a chunk of their soul and present it to me as an offering in the form of a song.

It has to be real. It has to feel authentic. There has to be a gap between how the singer delivers the song and how I experience it. That's where the spark happens.

I think that photography is the same, and that's why I'll always choose the real and authentic over the technically perfect.