Why do I love this picture?
Simply because its a real, honest moment.
The vicar, or priest is often a very important remember of the local community and I find often (especially at more rural weddings) he is not only the vicar, but also a family friend.
As such, the vicar is often asked to attend the wedding celebrations once the ceremony is concluded.
This photograph was taken at a wedding last year in the Gloucestershire countryside.
As always, I introduced myself to the vicar before the wedding, and we got chatting briefly about my cameras and where I was to stand in the church etc.
It was pleasing to see him later, joining in, just like everyone else. I find the vicars, priests, registrars and various celebrants are often just as interesting as the friends and family of the bride and groom and I always attempt to get some kind of contextual coverage of them in the story I’m creating of the day.
After all, without them, the wedding just would not go ahead.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
- Lens: XF23mm F1.4
- Focal Length: 23mm
- ISO: 2000
- Exposure: 1/600th second at f/1.4
- Flash: Did not fire