4th place in Bridal Party

This photograph, taken by Brandon Wright, was awarded 4th place in the Bridal Party category for the WPJA's 2010 BRIDES Magazine.

Judges Comments

  • Mamiya C330 65mm f3.5 Sekor Blue Dot lens, on x-processed Fujichrome 64T At this point in the wedding we happened to be shooting separately without the aid of the other. Though we usually do confer with one another on how we will approach much of what we shoot, on this particular occasion we hadn't even discussed shooting this spot. I shot the Bridesmaids while Brian was getting some details. Then we separated again an hour later he shot the Groomsmen while I was with the girls getting ready. Apparently we had the exact same idea! Needless to say, I was a bit confused when we processed the film. We even captured identical circular lens flares with our TLRs!
  • A beautiful portrait of the bride and bridesmaids. Most back-lit situations do not work this well, but enough saturation on the subjects make it work. The lens flare actually helps to frame them. Wonderful expressions.

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