Photographers have the singular opportunity to see the couple experience their wedding in a way none of the other guests can. I had the honour of assisting my husband with the photography at our friends’ wedding today.
For a bride, her wedding day speeds by, each carefully planned detail passes in a glance. Guests among the hand-picked crowd eagerly press in to shake her hand, to wish her well, to have her angelic gaze fall upon them. Her face flashes in every direction with automatic yet radiant smiles.
But when it’s time for the newlyweds to slip off to have couple pictures taken, everything stops just for a moment. The crowd is distant. They can take a breath and just whisper to each other, this is it, the day we’ve been waiting for!
And it’s this private moment that we could witness.