This photograph, taken by Michael Albert, was awarded 8th place in the Dancing category for the WPJA's 2008 BRIDES Magazine.
It goes without saying that there is a lot of emotion on a wedding day. It is important to look for moments that are on the periphery of the main action. As you gain experience, it comes more naturally to monitor different developing situations and not to be so focused on the obvious that you miss something else. I would have like the groom and his mother a little better positioned but I only has a few seconds and this was the best I could line them all up. ,
- The photographer is directing the viewer to the bride and her friend as they are overwhelmed with emotion. It's not perfect but it's one of the stronger moments with real emotion of the 500+ images I just looked through. And moments tend to trump a lot of other technical issues