Kendra, officially married for all of two minutes, has just finished the recession walk with her now husband, Jeff. They’re standing on the bridge where, an hour earlier, we photographed their first sighting of each other on their wedding day. A candid shot, I love how the light is playing with her hair and, especially, the look of contemplation and contentment in her expression. This image is one of a couple dozen I sent to Kendra earlier this evening. Pictures from their wedding a couple weeks ago aren’t quite ready, so I thought I’d provide a few more images for them to enjoy over the weekend. She soon replied that this image, in particular, really struck her. I told her I felt the same way….one of my favorite images of the day.
In discussing wedding day details for Kenena and Jas’ May 31, 2014 wedding, they mentioned there would be a surprise during their first dance. They had been practicing a choreographed routine, but the only detail they would tell me about the surprise was that it would occur about two and a half minutes into the dance. Hoping to at least be in the best possible position for the surprise, I said, “At least tell me where I should be standing!”, and they said in front of their sweetheart table. Come the wedding day, as Kenena and Jas are looking like pros on Dancing With The Stars, the bridal party are all standing along the outer edges of the dance floor. I take my position and as we’re getting close to the critical moment, I have the camera to my eye and I’m ready for anything. The music comes to a climax and, suddenly, all the bridal party members rush in celebration onto the dance floor as Jas gives Kenena one final spin. In 400 weddings, I’ve never seen that before and they scored a perfect 10. Bravo, guys!!!
Yes, it’s true. Sometimes being lucky is better than being good! I was shooting these young girls as they walked up the sidewalk to enter the church for a wedding. I got a couple shots off as they approached me, then stepped out of their way so they could continue up the steps. I quickly turned to get a couple more shots and went on my way. It wasn’t until I processed the images that I noticed their predicament, which made the shot.