Door 3: Mother of the Bride
Ok, I know, I know. I blogged this photograph quite recently. To be honest though, it’s a picture that really stands out for me over the year as one of my favourites. Although not all of the images in my blogvent calendar are favourites of mine, this one is.
A mother of the bride with her daughter minutes before leaving for the ceremony. Bridal preparations at this point were getting a little busy and slightly rushed as they often do about 20 minutes before the big moment, but amidst the frantic final tweaks this moment of calm reflection unfolded. It’s what wedding photography is all about for me. I see it as a real privilege to be able to photograph such real, genuine, heartfelt moments. It’s tough to be unobtrusive when there’s only 3 people in a small room, but I feel like this photograph proves it’s possible.
With a little window light on the left of me, the bride and her mother were lit just enough while the rest of the room was cast into shadow. On images like this, I aim to create a slightly filmic look that help towards creating a somewhat timeless feel to the photographs. Honestly though, I’m not sure any of that’s important here – it’s the moment that counts above all else in wedding photography.