I like this photograph more the more I look at it. Fantastic connection between the horse and the girl. Great that the adults are completely oblivious. Perfect placement of elements within the frame.
Oh how I love this photo. It’s all here in one beautifully delightful package - the impish wave of “hello” to the attentive gaze of a horse wearing blinders to all but small children who want little more than a connection. I love the bowed head of the horse as though saying, “Adeiu” and that beautiful child with flowers in her hair. It’s a package of candied innocence from mane to tail.
Could a bride and groom ask for anything as lovely as the gift of an innocent and soulful hug request (from a little tyke we must presume is their own) on their wedding day? It’s the simple moment like this that kept me moving forward as a young photographer, simply knowing that every day I came to work afforded me a chance for the simple grace of a real moment.
Maybe I should not like this photo as much as I do (I don’t advocate toddlers drinking!) but this image is like a scene from a movie! I really loved the moment and the reaction of both adult and child. Just a funny photo.
Watch and learn little one, but it’s going to take decades before you figure it out. Nonetheless, smiles, laughter and gaiety isn’t a half-bad way to begin sorting through the guileless rules of love, romance, men, women. Take heart that you’ll have loads of teachers along the way - and, not necessarily this bunch. So… life is good and, by the way, so is this image.
As my mother used to say in her thick Texas accent, “Bless her little heart” this child presses against an immense door - a gateway stronger than glass, one forged of the powerful moment of love and singularity on a perfect wedding day. But, ohhh so much more to be had, once they open the door to that beckoning child.
There’s nothing like a little drama to add to a bride’s day. But our flower child is having none of it. She’s probably tired, needs a nap and would like anything other than the long trek to an altar for reasons she can’t possibly understand. Child, audience and a ready photographer provide us all with a beautifully choreographed moment to create a first-class wedding image.
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