From the Archives – ‘Mirror, mirror…’
If you have had a good look around my site, you will see that I’ve mentioned many times – that my job as a ‘True’ Reportage Wedding Photographer is to simply see and react to what happens on a wedding day.
This particular image I shot in 2010 at the fabulous Hodsock Priory in Nottinghamshire, it’s a wedding venue I know very well – and is certainly one of my favourites for good reason. I had been covering the bridal prep as I do for most weddings, and the bride was pretty much ready for the ceremony at this point.
I was just about to quietly slip out of the room and as I turned around, I noticed one of the little flower girls looking at herself in a hand mirror – the direct sunlight from the window in front of her was perfectly lighting her face and with the brides reflection in the background – for me, there’s the image…!
This is a moment that needed to happen naturally (as always), as she had been avoiding me whenever she saw the camera pointed in her direction, and would have so easily been distracted had she spotted me.
In situations like this, I need to quickly & quietly get the image, without interfering with it in any way, as capturing the moment is more important than potentially losing the moment.
This is another perfect example of ‘simply seeing & quietly documenting’ – the backbone of what I do for my clients… I hope you like it.