This photograph is probably my ultimate favourite that I have taken to date, capturing wedding photography. I hope the image speaks for itself. It’s one of those shots that looks like it was set up in a studio, but it was actually a spur of the moment, natural documentary style shot. The little girl happened to look up at her Mummy, the bride, and the light above her hit her face just perfectly. I bent down, and the angle was just right to capture her gazing up at the bride. I won’t tell you the full story as I don’t want to spoil the magic of the shot, as I love how this one really plays on the imagination! But if you ask me, I’m happy to share the secret behind the photograph.
It’s true that you often need to take many mediocre photographs to get that one stunning picture that really blows you away. I personally am not a user of the “spray and pray” technique where you take lots of shots and hope for the best, as I like to see things develop and jump in there and try and see the light. As a wedding photographer, you need to think on your feet, as situations are constantly changing, people constantly moving, light constantly going brighter and dimmer. Yes, it can be a huge challenge, but I quite like the adrenaline buzz I get from it all. And it certainly helps you improve your technique so much faster! I love my job, and all of the challenges it brings.