Perspective is key in photography. Especially in documentary photography.
Last Summer I photographed a wedding in Oxfordshire for a bride and groom who were having their ceremony outdoors in an orchard.
It was up there as one of my favourite weddings of 2018, but also possible one of my favourite weddings in the last 5 years. I loved it.
It’s all about the vibe. As I write this, I’ve just recently returned from a meeting with a prospective client interested in booking me for a wedding later this year. They mentioned that they’d be aiming to have a “festival atmosphere” at their wedding. There are two weddings in particular that spring to mind from last year that had a similar feel to them. This was one of them.
Shortly before the ceremony the celebrant brought all of the guests over ready to take their seats. Amongst the other guests was this girl, looking slightly bemused, intrigued and amazed at the bride and groom.
It’s a unique shot for me, because it’s captured from the kid’s perspective but the other subjects in the image are intentionally out of focus. My plan here was to create a sense of intrigue and wonder as to what’s going all, hopefully echoing the girl’s perspective of the wedding.