This is a photograph that I’ve taken that is probably amongst my favourites from my entire wedding photography career so far. It’s a shot from back in the Summer at a wedding that happened over at Cripps Stone Barn in the Cotswolds. First dances can be very difficult to photograph, especially as (understandably) the couple often want it over with as soon as it’s started. This is often followed by a mad rush of guests on to the dancefloor at which point things become a little easier as I can move in closer. For this particular shot the guests had just started to hit the dancefloor so I started doing the rounds of the couples who were all there and then got back to the bride and groom towards the end of the song.
This is entirely the sort of picture that I look to capture on a wedding day – a genuine expression of happiness from the bride, one of the guests looking over to the two of them, and the ring sparkling away at the bottom right. The frame tells a story, as every photograph should. It’s a split second where each element suddenly came together. This shot sits with pride on my homepage at the time of writing this post as I truly feel that it sums up my photography – it’s a totally real moment that will now last forever.
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