As a wedding photographer, I am in the very enviable position of seeing lots of great and happy events unfolding throughout the day.
Of course, there are the more traditional elements of the day, such as the first kiss, the walk down the aisle, the first dance etc., and these all need to be photographed.
But as a storyteller, I’m drawn to the little moments that perhaps would not otherwise be remembered. I love to people watch at weddings and I’m always on the look out for human interaction and humour wherever possible.
I really love this image, even though it’s a very non-conformist wedding photograph.
There is a lot going on in the frame. It’s a cluttered image with several separate events unfolding across the scene.
There is, of course, Tia, the bride who is rushing to be ready for the speeches.
There is the dad and a family friend having a great laugh about something also.
I really love it as it makes me think back to the day and the characters and the events unfolding.
I shot this image on a very small camera that fits comfortably in my pocket. Using a camera like this, allows me to capture these types of moments very quietly and unobtrusively whereas using a larger camera may have drawn attention to me – and the moment may have been lost.
I really love this wedding photograph, it makes me smile. And I hope it makes you smile too.
- Camera: Fujifilm X70 with WCL
- ISO: 1,250
- Exposure: 1/125th second at f/2.8
- Flash: Did not fire