As a documentary wedding photographer I literally live for catching those little fleeting and often decisive moments from the wedding day. The kind of blink and you miss them moments that can say so much within the story of the wedding.
The Integrity of The Moment
So there I was, shooting Kara and Jason’s wedding up at Rowton Castle near Shrewsbury in Shropshire, having just finished photographing the first dances. The delightful and beautiful wedding singer was in full flow, entertaining the guests with her mix of soulful blues and jazz, when I looked across the room and saw this young boy peering around the door and looking, well, far from impressed with the vibe.
It was just the kind of moment I dream of. The kind of thing that is pure wedding photojournalism gold. You just couldn’t stage or fake a moment like this. You simply just have to see it and react to it – the integrity of the moment.
My only regret is that I didn’t get the chance to react a fraction of a second earlier – the look on his face had been even more unimpressed! I do wonder who he would have preferred to be singing? Any suggestions?
It really is an image that I love.
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My Why I Love This Image series hopefully gives you more of an insight of why I took particular images, their context and my thought processes. As a wedding photojournalist I strongly believe in providing an open, honest and transparent explanation of the photography I capture.