This is a picture from my latest wedding edit. I finished the set last week and as soon as I had finished I knew that this was a picture I wanted in my portfolio.
A month ago I was over in Bath for a wedding at a local hotel. The whole day took place at one venue and it was great fun. I’d had the pleasure of photographing the sister of the bride’s wedding at the start of the year so it was brilliant to see some familiar faces amongst the wedding guests. Editing images is a strange thing. I spend so much time looking at pictures of people that I don’t know on a personal level but I almost feel like I do know them – I’ve witnessed some of the most important moments of their lives to help create the memories that they’ll look back on and share; this is a privilege and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.
With this wedding I had spent around an hour and a half photographing bridal prep in a room separate to the bridal suite. In the last half hour or so the bride moved up to her room for the final preparations. 9/10 weddings get a little bit busy at this point as the nerves build and the big moment approaches. We were quite short on time for this section but there was a sudden, brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment of calm as the bride’s mother finished helping put her veil on. A moment of sudden realisation perhaps.
This photograph conveys what I feel a wedding is all about – connections with the people in your lives that matter the most.
Fujifilm X-Pro 2 – 23mm 1.4 – f/1.4 – 1/140 – ISO400