This image is from Shelley and Murray’s wedding that I photographed at Leeds Castle, Kent back in October 2013.
It’s been a long time favourite image of mine, and I think this is because I can totally empathise with Murray at this exact moment in time.
I remember, in fact, when shooting this moment in time, thinking – “Ah, I remember this…” – thinking back to my own wedding.
Murray, of course, needn’t have been nervous. His gorgeous bride arrived moments later and they had an amazing wedding at Leeds Castle.
This is the type of image that really speaks to me, as the photographer. The viewer may see this image and raise a slight smile. Murray and Shelley may look at this image for years to come, and even show their own children, or their grand children in time. Me, however, I see this image as representing the very reason I shoot as a documentary wedding photographer.
For me, the moment is the absolute end game. I don’t want to spend time guding and directing, contriving, moments like this. There is no need, as they occur naturally and every wedding is full to the brim of active moments like this.
Capturing the very natural, human element, of weddings is what makes me tick as the photographer.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Lens: XF35mm F1.4
- ISO: 500
- Exposure: 1/125th second at f/1.4
- Flash: Did not fire