There’s more to this image than the obvious humor of the scene. Notice how the crop itself adds a necessary tension to the moment. You can almost feel the discomfort of trying to tie a bow while strapped to an infant. The falling sash at the back of the dress and the arms of the woman act as leading lines to the focal point of the image. This is a good example of those times where the “whispering” moment finds its booming voice through excellent photography.
The framing of the boy between the dark suits and the nice moment of the boy touching his tie all come together to give a sense of how this wedding day is bigger than the people participating. The sunglasses and the boys raised head looks like he is trying to be one of the adults around him.
Here’s a delightful moment as prying eyes sneak a peek beneath an archway to create a small stage. But it wouldn’t be complete without a good use of selective focus directing the viewer’s eyes to those spying eyes that "steal the scene.” And soon, those men in the foreground will be on the big stage as actors in the wedding ceremony where their scene will be stolen again, this time, by the bride.
All that work getting ready and, of all the luck, the hair dresser’s creations meet the hair “mess-er”...the wind and its more natural views of beauty. Unfortunately for them, that short wall offered little protection. But, fortunately their battle for beauty was a moment of beauty. The photographer provided an important perspective for the moment through good use of composition. The airiness of the photo provides a sense of the wind swirling in the open space that envelops the ill-fated women in the futile struggle.
This is a graceful image that resonates in subtlety. As the bride descends the stairway to the ceremony, the light strikes her body and her veil becomes a cloud she rides in a dream. She touches the wall with her left hand. The hard surface is a firm connection to the reality that awaits her. Every element of photographic excellence is at work in this photo, but it is the light that leads us to the moment.
The simplicity of this photograph and the simplicity of the moment is great. You don't need to see the person doing the touching to know that they care for the bride. And, the off-center composition is a nice balance to the photo as well as the overall pastel color of the image.
Random moments like these are simple yet mean so much to a bride and her friends. Taking this image wasn't meant to be artistic but yet received as a moment held dear to my clients. Dialing in my settings for a shot, a friend reached over and fixed a misplaced hair. That's when I knew it would be a great shot and took it. I felt like I captured the beauty of the getting ready and love for a bride and her last moments before getting married. It may have been her mother, but I don't remember. My face was smashed against the back of a camera.
The cold blue tone of this photo is in perfect contrast of the warm yellow and orange hues of the bride getting ready. In addition, the framing is perfect, with the wedding dress on one side and the opened door with the key hanging from the lock. This photo has a classy and timeless feel to it.
Such elegance and opulence befitting a bride, but here, in this image she is locked in a timeless manner, like the old world paintings by the masters. And look at how the shapes and lines and angles are replicated in similar fashion by the subjects of this image. I particularly like that cascading curly hair juxtaposed with the carvings on the bed frame.
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