Moments. That’s what make a wedding. The day can flash by in a blur of friends and fun; but the beauty of still photography is that single moments in time can be captured and preserved forever. I think for me this is one of the key advantages that modern wedding photographers have following the arrival of digital photography; the advent of the megapixel soon led to the birth of documentary wedding photography, largely replacing the old-fashioned completely posed wedding shots. A wedding photographer can shoot many more photos throughout the day and have the opportunity to present their clients with images like this one.
This photo was taken at Roshni and Gareth’s Mythe Barn wedding last year. They had become husband and wife just a few seconds before. I love the connection between the two of them here. Despite standing in front of dozens of guests they were clearly in their own little world with each other, and I was able to record and capture this moment without drawing them out of their shared space at all. There is a real tenderness in the photo which could never be replicated and manufactured in a posed shot because it happened spontaneously in that moment.
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