This is a nice photograph! The photographer preserved a most important and happy moment for this couple. Normally I am not a fan of tilting the camera or the image, but in this picture it works to give the photograph just a bit more energy. Looks like the photographer was off to the side with a long lens so there was no disturbance to the wedding ceremony. (Recently I attended a wedding in Cape Town, South Africa where the wedding photographer came right down the aisle and stood in front of the couple for the kiss photograph. Everyone in the church was dressed perfectly, men wearing suits, etc. The wedding photographer was wearing shorts and a red polo shirt. He had a ﬁxed 85 and the 70-200 zoom. Later, I had to lend him my 28-70mm lens. He had no wide angle and was attempting to make the family photo (about thirty people) and his back was to the wall. --THAT'S HOW NOT TO COVER A WEDDING.)
A ﬁne job of the photographer capturing the stress of the groom--anyone who has been there imagines that he is thinking, "What am I supposed to do next?", who knows.
The photographer put themselves in the right place and the groom made it worth it with his expression of anticipation and nerves. It seems the photographer really told the story of that moment for the groom that the bride would never have seen otherwise.
I like all the levels of storytelling in this frame. Everyone has their own unique expression and subtle body language making it an intriguing frame that makes me want to know the story of this couple.
This photo could have been improved by not missing the few inches at the top. Great use of shallow depth of field with a wide angle lens. This picture manages to grab a dramatic feeling and yet manages to touch.
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