Back in November, I headed off to Cripps Stone Barn, near Cheltenham for the pretty amazing wedding of Charity and Han Rui.
Sadly, the weather was near apocalyptic outside but that didn’t mean there wasn’t some really tender and happy moments going on inside the barn.
This image below, joins The Gentle Touch, as a featured image from the wedding.
It’s not often that you get religious elements to weddings outside of churches these days. Because Charity and Han Rui were actually legally getting married abroad, this was a ceremony held by a family friend who was also their pastor from home.
It was a touching ceremony, with a lot of heartfelt moments and meaning in the sermons and it was certainly a place where I had to remain (as always) very respectful of the situation unfolding in front of me.
When Han Rui and Charity bowed their heads to pray, I wanted to capture the image, as I know its an important part of their life. I shot the image with my small, quiet cameras so as not to interfere with the moment at all.
My role as the wedding photographer is to observe these moments, and without orchestration or direction, try to record them in a fashion that will remind the bride and groom of these special moments in many years to come.
I hope you like this image as much as I do.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2 (photographers, you can see my initial review of the X-Pro2)
- Lens: XF35mm F1.4
- ISO: 400
- Exposure: 1/125th second at f/1.4
- Flash: Did not fire