I’ve returned to this image from Chris and Emma’s wedding in South West London several times whilst wandering through my archives and each time I think “that would make a good post for Why I Love feature”.
So, today is the day.
There isn’t a great deal to say about the image. Technically its not great. If I were to enter this into a competition I’m sure they would mention the crop of the arms and a few other minor issues.
However, as I often say, for me, photography is about “feeling first”, then the technical stuff secondary.
When the first dance is occurring, I’m always looking out for other angles and opportunities to shoot.
In almost all cases, the guests are looking on and mostly mum and or dad are too.
In this image, Emma’s father, was watching with such pride at his daughter and her new husband that I really wanted to capture it.
As a storytelling wedding photographer, I’m a great believer in context wherever possible, so in order to add relevance to the image of Emma’s dad, then I needed to include the actual dance too.
By focusing on dad, whilst keeping the dance relevant in the frame (and out of focus), I can get a better understanding of the look on Emma’s dads face and we can probably guess what he’s thinking.
I hope you love this picture too, and if you haven’t already, please checkout my latest “20 images” Photofilm which I uploaded a few days ago.
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- Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
- Lens: XF56mm F1.2
- ISO: 400
- Exposure: 1/420th second at f/4
- Flash: Did not fire