Dramatic scenery paired with the tiny couple is unusual and effective. Not many photographers would have been brave enough to take the time to make this picture.
Not only is this a luxuriously beautiful portrait, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the photographer being able to find this perfect location for the quintessential portrait of a bride and groom. I must confess that I have grown weary of bride and groom portraits, shot with super-wide lenses from so far away, that ask me to play a game of “Where’s Waldo?” just to locate the couple. But, in this image, the location allows for the perfect match of subject to background. It is stunning.
I normally favor more intimate portraits, but this category was really strong on sense of place. The technical execution of this image was excellent. The use of light and color balance was beautiful, and then the scale of the couple was really well done.
I’m a sucker for wallpaper as a backdrop but I’m an even greater sucker for a lovely moment. When you combine the moment with that delightfully gaudy background, and mix it with those mottled cyan transfigurations cast upon the window at right, I’m all in. Toss in some lovely lighting and inventive composition to assure a spot as a winner.
Could there be a more idyllic scene for wedding portrait? This could easily be a frame from a Disney movie...the scene where the prince finally snares his princess. I love the finesse of this image with its delicate balance of color and shadow to light. It is utterly fantastic.
This portrait has the control that good composition brings to an image, but it also has spontaneity of the dog. There is humor in the groom kissing the bride and the bride kissing the dog, that obviously did not escape the photographer in the edit. Fun photo.
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