Simplicity and elegance set this photograph apart, as it employs a dramatic stream of light that washes the alter with a radiant glow. Nicely printed to preserve just enough detail to create the perfect mood.
The eyes are windows to the soul, which is why it’s important to get in close on faces. Sometimes the look on a single face can say more about a marriage than all the other photos in the wedding album. This face certainly speaks volumes.
I always try to capture big emotions, in general, once the religious ceremony finished, I run to the place where the bride and groom are congratulated and stand up near the bride. In this case, I turned off the flash becasue it was a daily wedding and the greetings were outside. I set up my camera in Aperture priority program and used 4.0 aperture with the maximum zoom that lens allow me (105 mm). Two hours later I told the man in the picture that I was going to win a contest with his image.
Expressions, nice use of wide angle with confetti/rice locked into place all worked here. Sometimes slow shutter speeds are fun here, but in this case, high shutter speed helped to let viewer see emotion on everyone’s face and thus share the excitement with the wedding couple.
Even at perfect weddings things can go wrong. And documenting unexpected moments can make the difference between trite wedding albums and surprising wedding albums. Luck is certainly part of it, as is being in the right place at the right time with the right lens. Fortune smiled on this photographer as the groom struggled to put the ring on his bride’s finger and brought a smile to the wedding participant’s faces.
It’s a very simple photo, but evokes a great deal of emotion to me. There in a tentativeness in their actions. The angle is unusual; a shallow depth of field attracts me to the photo. It’s as if they are the cake topper.
I applaud the photographer for being ready with the camera. Really captures the sense of urgency to take cover during what appears to be a hail storm.
Many wedding photographers would head for the tent with the rest of the crowd when rain clouds burst into a downpour, but this photographer wisely (or not?) turned his camera on the fleeing wedding ceremony audience. The resulting photograph captures what was undoubtedly a decisive moment for many in the crowd. En masse, people brace against the driving wind and rain, cover their heads with scarves, coats and even chairs, and stampede toward cover. It’s a wonderfully odd image full of immediacy and a touch of humor.
There are wedding kisses and then there are wedding kisses. If points were given for execution, this one would be a perfect 10: the bride’s outstretched arm, her hand on her just married husband’s back as he dips her in an embrace, the minister behind them enjoying the moment, and the member of the wedding party with an “It doesn’t get any better than this” look as he applauds the performance and smiles approvingly at the assembly.
The simplicity of this photograph is what makes it so appealing. Instead of dozens of friends and family members throwing rice as the wedding couple exits the church, we encounter a musician playing a violin and an older woman sitting on a ledge looking up at the happy couple. The bride and groom, their faces illuminated by sunlight, are framed in the flower-draped church doorway. It’s a postcard moment.
When I look at a wedding picture, aside from the spectacle with some weddings, I think the deeper meaning is the actual act of marrying. This picture exudes love. The expression on his face tells me there is no other place he wants to be. Now adding nice composition and excellent lens choice, both of which add to the photo. Well done.
Great mood and intriguing way to show the entire church as well as wedding couple facing camera as they share a quick word together. Photograph would have been less engaging had photographer not waited for a really special moment between bride and groom.
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