Here in the UK, it seems almost traditional, that people from the local community, street, school or even complete strangers wait outside a church for to see the “bride” at the end of a wedding.
When I was shooting Jemma and Richard’s wedding at Leominster Priory, I was pleased to see a little “gaggle” of onlookers as I came out of the church ahead of the newly-weds.
Of course, you can’t always make a picture, and whenever I make pictures like this, I do like them to have some kind of context that relates them to the wedding itself.
I’d kept an eye on the three ladies stood on the bank, point-and-shoots’ in hand and as the guests started to steam past I knew I had my opportunity to shoot.
In this instance, as one of the ushers passed me by, the two ladies on the bank (the third is obscured) became the focal point of the story I was trying to tell at this moment in time. Its a story of a very British tradition I think, and who doesn’t want to know that, even if they have no relation to the events unfolding in front of them, they are free to wander into the church yard to look at the amazing thing that is; marriage.
I really love this picture. Its a little abstract, but I like abstract. I hope you like the picture too.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
- Lens: XF23mm F1.4
- ISO: 400
- Exposure: 1/140th second at f/4.5
- Flash: Did not fire