WEDDING 365 SERIES #210
I spend much of my time in a state of calm at weddings. It’s frankly the opposite of what many guests, and some wedding photographers expect. If I find myself working up a sweat, I know it’s time to slow down. Being calm is an occupation. It transfers that feeling of surety to all around you, including ministers. By working at a measured pace, I truly believe the image above results. In documentary wedding photography terms I cannot boast that this is an unobtrusive capture; I’m directly in front of the bride. A 24mm lens is bound to draw me closer to the subject. From memory and experience, I know that I approached this moment as a wildlife photographer approaches his or her captures. Head down, minimum eye contact, a strong level of respect for the subject’s space. This is the bride’s moment, and if I keep my mouth shut, and footsteps quieted, I may just be rewarded with my own medallion of gold, photographically speaking.
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk3, EF24mm, F1.4, 1/1600, ISO 1000, exposure compensation +2 1/3
LOCATION: Gloucester Cathedral