This is a good example of a photographer understanding how side/back light would help emphasize the spray from the champagne bottle. Either that or he/she caught a strobe from another photographer off to the right. Either way the result is clear. The spray is very prominent, and the background has been dramatically simplified.
The light is excellent and completely manufactured and not only did the photog nail the light, but the moment and included the other people who are shooting this. True pro here. Just professional all the way...two shooters, set up lights and a video man. Hitting the notes and making flics. Like it.
Striking light and shadows with excellent composition and great choice of angle.
Clean and simple, yet a wonderfully creative way to share the first dance: dramatic light with terrific composition and moment. The fact that the viewer can see the couple's faces adds even more appeal to the photograph.
This is a great example of using strobe to simplify the details in an image and to exaggerate a moment. By effectively using the backlight, the photographer only gives us what is necessary. The image is beautiful and simple.
Perfectly composed. From edge to edge of this frame you have managed to cram in every element of this moment. Congrats. It's rare that the photo gods smile down to create such alignment for the decisive moment.
This reminds me of The Graduate for some reason. Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross getting ready before Dustin busts in. The colors, the decoration, the similarity between the mother and daughter and the sort of plastic looks on their faces. Very nice. I like it and it makes me think that more wedding photography should be like this, but this picture is almost critical. Or am I reading into it?
Nice way to photograph the couple's sendoff. Created a whimsical scene. Might try a rim light on well-wishers (just a thought, but sometimes a guest is willing to hold a sidelight on a moment's notice. However I realize how difficult these scenes are to capture to begin with).
The photographer obviously knew what he/she was looking for here and used a strobe well to get it. If the exterior location wasn't important to the overall image, a faster shutter speed could have been useful to diminish the background and help the rearview mirror to stand out even more.
I love the plaid. This one makes me think of a John Prine song about a young man and woman who never quite connect, but they do here and it's a beautiful shot that works great. Wouldn't change a thing. Excellent and the plaid shirt just makes it.
Every once in a while the twinkle of including a light adds a bit of extra pizazz, but I'd use it sparingly. In this case, it seemed to complete the composition when combined with body language and expression.
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