This post is scheduled to be published while I’m half way across the Atlantic at around 38,000 feet heading to Argentina where I am giving some workshops on Wedding Photography. Modern technology and all that…..
Anyway, the image is one I’ve been waiting to share since I actually took it way back in July last year.
As a parent myself, one of the things I often find myself marvelling at is the inane ability of children to “just get along”. Well, for the most part at least.
You’ll often find them together at weddings – regardless of whether they know each other or not and within fifteen minutes they are making games up, running, skipping and chasing.
As a documentary wedding photographer they are a great gift and wherever possible I always try and capture kids doing what kids do best; having fun.
You try getting kids to look this happy in a formal group shot. It isn’t going to happen, trust me. Letting the children just, well, be themselves will yield magic.
This image is one of those images that make me smile. Four children, having fun.
That’s it. Nothing else. There is nothing dramatic about the picture but it frames a moment in time for these four young people that they can now look back on forever.
Who knows, maybe one day these children will have children. And their children too.
And what about this picture? Well, I’d like to think that when these kids are grand parents themselves they can pull it out and raise a smile – remembering that day so long ago where we had so much fun at Uncle Simon and Aunty Sue’s wedding.
- Camera: Fujifilm X100T
- Focal Length: 23mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: 1/900th second at f/2
- Flash: Did not fire