There never seems to be a lack of emotion at any wedding but capturing it can be a challenge. That's what makes this such a wonderful image - being in the right place at the right time, combined with a perfect entry point all leading to a galloping bride and groom.
Great expressions on the girls' faces and the body language with their hands made this one work. Could be toned better and cropped a little from the top and right to rid the frame of slight element distractions.
The telephoto lens captures the subtle expression on the face of the bride and maid of honor. A difficult picture to make technically because of the bright sunlight in the background window. The maid of honor's hand on face is framed nicely between the glasses; a step in either direction and this picture wouldn't have worked.
What makes this photo is that the photographer didn't just zoom in on the woman crying. You see that she is turned away from what the rest of the party is watching - the couple walking towards them. I like seeing the couple in the background. Makes for a great photo.
Nice reaction from the mom (assumed) on her first seeing the bride in her dress. The half-open door and her hand still on the doorknob tells you this is the exact first instant she's seeing her.
It probably wasn't funny but her expression makes me laugh.
Isn't it great to be a young flower girl? This laugh shows so well how great a time this girl is having (and the wedding hasn't even begun). The father/guy's expression doesn't match the flower girl and I'd be tempted to crop his face completely out to further accentuate the girl's laugh.
A trio of girls all crying at the same time. The photo captured just the right moment when they all put hands and tissues to face. The girl in the background behind the middle girl is a bit distracting.
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