This is a beautiful wedding photograph that relies heavily on it's framing to simplify the moment only to the important elements. The image is easily understood, and the eye goes immediately where the photographer wants it to.
This image works because the photographer was observant and able to look beyond their subjects, literally and figuratively. This is a good lesson in being aware of the surroundings, and looking beyond the edges of your frame for moments like this.
Members of the wedding party were walking from the ceremony to the front of the home for group photos. I loved the light and the repetition of the lines in the railings in the background, as well as the repetition of people on different planes in the photograph.
The bride had a special relationship with her niece and was having so much fun with her on the dance floor! By casually moving closer and then dropping down to the little girl's level, I was able to capture this moment of spontaneous joy! By using a wide lens and a slow shutter with just a bit of bounced flash I was able to give a sense of the movement on the dance floor while keeping the subjects sharp.
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