Why I Like This Photograph No.6 - Warwickshire Wedding Photographer
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A couple of weeks ago I second shot for Darren at Kate & George's wedding in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, followed by their celebrations at Shustoke Barn back over the border in Warwickshire. It was a gorgeous day, and alongside fabulous guests and family members, it was a great wedding to be attending. I haven't posted in the blog series called 'Why I Like This Photograph' for a few weeks, so I wanted to slip in a quick cheeky update. I remember capturing this at the time, and doing a discreet fist pump seconds after, and came across the moment again whilst I uploaded the images recently. But why do I like it so much?
At the end of the wedding service the Bride & Groom, witnesses and some close members of the family, follow the vicar to a quiet and private part of the church for the signing of the register as was the case that day. I love this period because all of the ceremonial duties have completed, and it's the first time that the Bride & Groom have a chance to relax. Granted, the signing of the register itself is very important and serious, but in a more informal manner. People have a chance to communicate with each other, and share some emotion without being on show. There were about ten of us together at the time, although the others were just out of the frame. The reason why I love this image so much is that emotion, and Kate an George's natural expressions, have been captured for the record. Some people refer to this as being a candid shot, I guess it is, but pure and simply it has a natural feel. Priceless.
I've had a busy week here in the office, designing a couple of new sample wedding albums amongst many other things. Plus it looks as though I'm now booked onto what will be my biggest ever wedding fayre due this coming autumn - more news soon. Plus I'm second shooting with another wedding photographer this weekend, an Indian wedding. It looks like it's going to be a hot one as well. Have a great weekend everyone, and come back next week for another update. Martin.
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