Why I Like This Photograph No.5 - Warwickshire Wedding Photography
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Last week I posted a photo from Mel & Scott's wedding when I was second shooting for my friend Cathy, it continued with the theme of my preferred shooting style for most of the wedding day - being discreet and unobtrusive. I wanted to stay with the same wedding this week, and show an image for a slightly different time of the day. The job of a wedding photographer is to record the day as best as possible, which includes capturing not only the Bride and Groom, but also their guests. This image of the boy was taken as he and his sisters were quickly approaching the church doorway, where the Groom and one of his ushers were stood welcoming guests. So why do I like this image so much?
For many reasons - I love that it shows the child's expression, ie a whopping great big smile. I like how his sisters behind him have similar expressions. I love that his stride is at full flow, and that the footpath winds itself into the image. These are age old compositional tools, which help place the subjects in a pleasing manner. That's the theory, but without getting too technical, for me it works really well and is a belting photo for the record. Plus, it shows that the wedding day was a typical English summers day. Priceless. Oh, and any photo of a child at a wedding has its value because they grow up so quickly. If this image is viewed in, let's just say for example, three years time - then he would've have changed in appearance.
I think the next blog post will have a different theme, and we'll take a break from the 'Why I Love This Image' series, however I hope you've enjoyed it so far. I've just had a busy weekend with shooting Tina & Richard's wedding at the brilliant Wethele Manor venue in Warwickshire near Leamington Spa. Then yesterday I had a 'Get To Know You Shoot' with Sarah & James in preparation for their wedding next month at Ansty Hall Hotel. If you would like to see further photos, or have a chat about your wedding, then please send a message by using the button below or go to the contact page on this website. Have a great week everyone. Martin.
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