This image had a raw spontaneity that I really liked and showed the photographer's skills in lighting and filling the frame. Might not be the bride’s favorite, but it was a great moment caught.
Ouch. This has to be one of the most unusual moments from a cake cutting that I’ve ever seen. Three sets of hands smash the bride’s face into a cake as a fourth reaches through the melee. Even a child throws her weight into the mash-up! The bride’s earrings are caught mid-swing as they fling forward like crash dummies. This is a fun moment…I guess. But, one thing we don’t have to doubt is that the photographer nailed this photo as sure as the bride’s face nailed that hapless cake.
I had no idea that weddings could be so dangerous. I like how the bride blends in with the cake and almost seems to be coming out of it. I wish the groom was a little more expressive.
The champagne went “POP” and everyone flinched. Even the cake looks like it’s teetering on the verge of collapse amidst the ferocious spray belching from a champagne cannon. One can only hope that, moments later, this terrified bride wasn’t forced to walk the plank of “cake on your face” shame. After all, how much trauma can one take? Oh well… at the very least there’s a grand consolation prize - this moment recorded for generations through the quick action (and shutter) of the photographer.
I couldn’t resist this rather avant-garde image of a bride and groom standing before their rose-tiered cakes in the midst of a heated cake-eating smack down. But what really struck me is how relatively “clean” this photo is. There’s nary a crumb falling nor hint of smeared icing between their fingers or anywhere else. In fact, there’s no clue that even the tiniest slice has been carved from either of those three red, white and green cakes. Nonetheless we can assume that somewhere beneath their palms is a crumbly, creamy, sticky mess.
The cake smash was little less than a handful when they picked it up with their hands. They had that look on each others face as if to say "If you do this, I will too". Good fun came after that look, and the caked smash was a perfect timing. It was 1 of 10 photos I took at F 3.2 (safe for any movement) 250 Shutter with flash fill bounced off ceiling behind me. I didn't know this was a crowning moment until I saw it full screen.
This category was filled with moments. I thought this one was one of the strongest because both the bride and the groom's faces told the story. My only suggestion is that it could have been cropped tighter.
This had a spontaneity that I liked, and her expression was really nice. The photographer filled the frame well and lit the shot nicely.
This groom is either really hungry or just outright greedy, or both. That plate doesn’t look like toss-away, picnic fare styrofoam either, so let’s hope he has a dental plan. What a fun photo of a fun moment.
To the delight of the crowd this groom is plastered with the entire plate. We’re not talking about those little, itsy-bitsy child-sized bites normally used to denigrate a spousal face. No, this time it’s the entire plate of cake - including the plate. Anyway, it’s a fun moment that surely delights more than the mirthful crowd watching this poor groom get his comeuppance for the audacity to get married. I’m just kidding - well, all except the photo. It’s a wonderful image.
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