Generations – Why I love this picture

Now this is a “wedding group shot” in my mind.

Of course, lots of weddings still have an element of formal groups shots, especially here in the UK and that’s OK.  It’s expected.  It’s part of our fabric of wedding traditions.

But when you spend time analysing those moments in between.  When the characters that going to make up the formal shot are getting ready, or resting, or greeting people they haven’t seen in years or just…well, you know what, just…..being people.

This image presented itself at Bonnie and Chris’s Hare and Hounds Tetbury Wedding last August and it speaks volumes to me as someone who loves to observe people.

There is so much character in this image.  All three of them, including Bonnie’s mum and both granddads have their own personalities on show here.

It’s a beautifully candid moment in time, and I’m pleased I was there to photograph it.  Without them even being aware that I was taking a snapshot of time that will possibly be cherished by them, their children and their children’s children for years to come.

If you are interested in my thoughts on this and other images of mine, you can see more by following my Why I love this picture section of the website.

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Technical Details:

  • Camera:  Fujifilm X-T1
  • Lens: XF56mm F1.2 R
  • Focal Length:  56mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Exposure: 1/1,900 second at f/2.5
  • Flash: Did not fire

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hare and hounds tetbury wedding