A crucial moment in a wedding ceremony with two moments! The expression of the woman with the child makes this ring exchange photograph unique.,
It's not perfectly composed (the face behind the bride and the flowers behind the groom are distracting; the distribution of people behind the wedding couple is not handled quite right) but the payoff of the woman making faces at the baby is priceless and trumps the picture's shortcomings.,
There's a wonderful innocence in the moment, accentuated by how the young girl's perfectly framed tilt and smile, and the fact that she's the only one whose face is seen, breaks from the controlled, erect symmetry of everyone else in the photo.,
A moment before this frame was taken, I noticed the flower girl trying to get someone's (probably her mom) attention. I started taking photos of that and then when she got whomever's attention she was trying to get, she lit up and waved at her! So cute! Right place, right time.
Because the bride appears to be laughing (and we assume she wasn't hurt) we can laugh with her rather than at her, and appreciate this as one of those unscripted moments that made their wedding unique.
A nice job of seeing and timing to capture the variety of expressions, ranging from a strong cry to the demure patting away of tears (and then there's the one bridesmaid who seems a bit less emotional).,
I was crouched down in the aisle shooting the B&G and looked over my shoulder and saw all of these poor girls sobbing next me; it was just so sweet and comical and wonderful.
Many times the musicians aren't included in photos because of their positions. This is one of the few images I have ever seen of a bride and groom framed by a lone musician in the balcony. This took preparation and was executed with perfection.,
The patience and vision of the photographer made this frame successful. A minor crop to from the top, right, and a sliver from the bottom would clean up and enhance this frame.,
This was shot as the men processed to the outdoor ceremony. I was careful to position myself for a clear shot around the floral arrangements so I could get a nice, clean, graphic image to capture the moment.
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