Wedding photographer David Murray, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1263516 in the Portrait of Bridal Party category for the WPJA's 2013 Q3 Contest.
Portraits can be a fun way to tell the story of the wedding party. This photo was taken at a hotel where the lobby was open all the way to the top of the building, and where there was natural light coming in to illuminate these glass elevators. I had hoped to use all four elevator bays and put the wedding party in each of them. But the hotel needed to use one of them, and the one that I was using for the bridesmaids could not get into the position that I wanted. But I went ahead and shot the portrait as is from the other side of the hotel. I thought that something was better than nothing. Initially, I was disappointed that I didn't get the photo that I wanted, but then after when I looked at this, I was so glad that I did take it. From this I learned that good photos can happen even when our plans don't turn out the way we had wished.
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