The slow shutter speed really adds a sense of drama and intensity to the scene, elevating it above numerous other really great photos of people getting pelted with petals/rice/bubbles/rain when leaving the church. Kudos to the photographer for taking a chance on something different.
Capturing that look on the bride's face was almost enough to get this image to first place for me. This is an image the couple is so lucky to have and it will always be a treasure for them to look back on. The light coming across her face is icing on the cake! Well done.
I assume it's the father of the bride wiping away a tear, in which case, it's a beautiful example of looking on the edges of the scene for a great moment. Catching the bride walking by just brings all the elements together in such a nice story-telling way. To me this is what sets apart a photojournalist from a photographer.
I just love the simple beauty of this frame. Nitpicking, I wish the dove that the bride tossed up was caught a half a second earlier against the nice dark backdrop of the open church doors (like the groom's which really helps it pop!).
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