Two is always better than one, in my book. But there is like 10 people in this photo all having some kind of emotional breakdown or something. So it must be good! Seriously, the framing of the two groups helps show the scale of the moment. Having the one good face kept it simple, though.
Every element of this photograph, with all the hugs accenting the expression on the face of the woman seated conveys the emotions of the moment.
This particular image was shot with a 50mm lens and that means I was pretty close to the couple. It also means the perspective is quite natural. For me, one of the most important things as a wedding photographer is being able to blend into the crowd. Working with a small camera, without flash, and behaving not like a typical photographer is crucial. My pictures are all about emotion and capturing them in a natural way, without huge telephoto lenses. I just love how bride and groom are literally laughing out loud…
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