Tough category- a lot of really good moments. What really rose to the top were the spontaneous images where the photographer really had to be on his/her game to get the photo. There were also images that were good luck and timing combined. The number one image for me was a great little moment that the photographer saw and caught. I love the man's expression under the hug – very nice.
Is that the groom or a witness caught between the throes of reality and hope? The reality is clear - the wedding documents need a signed agreement. It’s the document that seals the ties that bind in an enduring legal document. Even in divorce the ink of those signatures never fades. But in hope, they mark the merging of two into one. You have to love this image, if nothing more than for its not-so-subtle message about the ties we bind and bridges built over trouble, or slightly perturbed waters.
Surely the wedding ceremony wasn’t as bad as this dog suggests. No, more likely the ceremony was as long and tiresome as this dog suggests. Relief, after all, is mere yards away from the celebrant, safe enough on a breezeless day and who would notice but a photographer? Damn the media.
Dreams of butterflies flitter through his dreams, accompanied by a few snorting rattles borne upon too many “sugar plums” lulling this grandfather/uncle/Aunt Mabel’s boyfriend from the Shady Oaks Retirement Center that you simply had to invite…and a sharp-eyed photographer shoots the frame more as gag than anything else. And then, drum roll please…it wins in an international wedding photojournalism competition. Damn the butterflies. Full speed ahead to the end of this infernal wedding.
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