The Friends ~ Why I love this Picture

There is something captivating, I think, about watching good friends interact with each other.  Actually, whether that is at a wedding or not, is kind of irrelevant.

For all intents and purposes, this is a simple interaction between Selena, the bride, and some of her friends and family shortly after the wedding ceremony.

It’s a simple picture, but one I hope will stand the test of time and become a a core part of Selena and Ross’s memory of their wedding day.

Part of my role as a documentary wedding photographer is understand light, composition and moment.  It shouldn’t be a case of taking as many pictures as possible, without consideration of those aforementioned attributes.

In this image, I am in a relatively tricky situation as the oak panelled room at Hinchingbrooke House is very dark, even in the bright winter sunshine we had back in January.

In order to make any photographs, without the introduction of flash, I have to think about the light sources and position myself accordingly.

I shoot a lot of black and white wedding photography and I do believe that often, when the light such a considered element of the image, it generally looks better as a monochrome picture.

I really love this picture, not only because of the natural light but generally because I know, if this was my wedding picture, I could look back at it in many years to come and remember the exact moment it was taken.

I hope you like it too.

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Technical Details:

  • Camera:  Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Lens: XF18mm F2
  • ISO: 640
  • Exposure:  1/125th second at f/2
  • Flash:  Did not fire

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