Groom awaits his bride | Wedding 365#136

I’ve included this within the 365 feature as it appeals to an interest I have in portrait capture. I don’t feel a portrait need necessarily be overly staged; this is an impromptu capture as a groom welcomes guests to church, twenty or so minutes before the arrival of his bride. I’m at heart a documentary photographer, or wedding photojournalist. It’s a field I’ve embraced increasingly as my wedding work has matured and clients have requested less intrusion. It’s hard to be completely purist about photojournalism or wedding reportage though when commissioning as a wedding photographer. Sooner or later you’ll be requested to shoot a set of family posterity portraits. And so embracing portraiture is important. Looking for alternative capture though is certainly a part of my day, for if I can capture some of the formals informally, then it’s a goal delightedly achieved.

SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk2, 35mm, F1.4, 1/250, ISO 500, under exposed by two thirds.

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