favorite image from the weekend – the moment after the kiss
I’m normally in the center aisle when I work as a solo photographer at a wedding. But with the wedding on Saturday, I knew I could trust my 2nd shooter to nail the photographs I needed. This allowed me the opportunity to move around, looking for other angles. I was hoping that Lori-Ann would hug her husband, George, in the first seconds after The First Kiss. I was hoping to get her expression in that hug. She did hug him, but with her face over his other shoulder. I had a 50% chance of guessing that right! So I didn’t quite get the image I anticipated …
… but in those moments right after the first kiss (and hug), she leaned back and just threw her head back, looking up .. over-come with emotion. And I knew I had a compelling image, showing all the emotion and joy.
Timing is essential. And just as essential, is the ability to resist the urge to compulsively check the camera’s preview. There could be something happening while you, as the photographer, is scrutinizing that LCD screen.
1/125 @ f2.8 @ 2000 ISO … (no flash)
Nikon D3; Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S II (B&H)
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