Behind The Lens.

I've decided to start a series of wedding images called "Behind The Lens"

Every Thursday I'll share with you a candid wedding photograph from one of my weddings. I'll tell you a bit more about the story behind it and how it makes me feel.  I'll also share my camera settings and post processing settings and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it too so don't be afraid to comment below. 

 

Behind The Lens {1}

Nikon D750, Nikon 24mm 1.4 @ f1.6 ISO 640 1/250th.  There was a large window behind them which threw a lot of light onto the bride and her dad.  Then a simple black & white conversion in Lightroom, bringing down the blacks and increasing the contrast slightly then a tiny crop to crop out dads hands.

Nikon D750, Nikon 24mm 1.4 @ f1.6 ISO 640 1/250th.  There was a large window behind them which threw a lot of light onto the bride and her dad.  Then a simple black & white conversion in Lightroom, bringing down the blacks and increasing the contrast slightly then a tiny crop to crop out dads hands.

This is one of my favourite images from a wedding I shot up in the Lake District in May.  The bride was running really late for the ceremony and here she is with her father sweeping down the staircase en-route to the church.   Amber was the loveliest and most relaxed bride and to me this image completely encapsulates the mood of the moment. Quietly, calmly, nervously and excitedly rushing downstairs to the wedding car to head to the church to marry the man of her dreams!  I love finding new perspectives and using different angles for variety.  I have a tighter crop of this image but it doesn't have her father in it and I don't think it is as strong an image. I had a fabulous second shooter at this wedding (Lucy from Starwinkle Photography) who was already at the church with the groom and guests so I could stay with the bride. At the time I shot this with black and white in mind and I love the emotion in it even though you can't see any faces. I think colour would really detract from that emotion. Had I stopped them at any point the picture would no longer be candid and the moment would be lost.  When I photograph a wedding, I am constantly looking for moments like this and I hope you can 'feel' this picture as much as I can.

* This image won an image critique competition yesterday whilst I was on a Wedding Photojournalism workshop by Kevin Mullins.