The Moment & the Lighting…
My favourite wedding photographs & why…?
Part of my role as a documentary wedding photographer is to understand light, composition and of course the moment. Wedding photographers shooting in a Reportage style, shouldn’t just ‘spray & pray’ ie, just taking as many pictures as possible and hoping for some ‘good ones’ without any consideration of the elements mentioned earlier.
If you have spent any time on my website, you will have noticed that I shoot a lot of black and white wedding photography and I do believe that often, when the light is such a dominant element of the image, it generally looks better as a monochrome picture.
The image below, is something that happens at almost all (church) weddings, frantic final adjustments before entering the church to be seen by all. As always, I found myself waiting for something interesting to happen – and if you just keep looking, listening and be patient enough, it always does,
I really love the simplicity of the picture, the composition using the doorway, the back lighting, but most of all the moment – the interaction between the bride and her mum, as they adjust the back of the dress and the interaction between the Pageboy and flower girl.
I hope you like it too…