The Hugathon | 365:148

I’ve talked before about this so called ‘hugathon.’ It’s the time following a ceremony where you sit back and allow guests to come to the bride and groom. Although, as a documentary wedding photographer I have adopted a ‘half hour break’ where I embrace the concept of more structured portraiture, the moments immediately after a ceremony is a time to let the wedding breathe. If you immediately descend upon the unsuspecting brethren and organise formals, you miss the kind of photographs below you can make. There’s an age old phrase I’m sure my late parents must have used; “Leave well alone.”

Shot data: focal length 35mm, f3.5, 1/200, ISO 100, under-exposed by a third of a stop

A black and white picture of guests hugging a bride following a ceremony

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