Holly wrote in recently to tell me which image is her favourite:
“Well, we have been trying to decide which one of our gorgeous wedding shots that you took was our favourite, and it was really hard choosing just one. We have about 8 or 9 absolute favourites…and getting it down to one was tough! But here it is: the one you snapped just before the ceremony took place, as? I was peeking out the window with my nieces watching all of the guests find their seats.
I remember this moment really clearly, the excitement, the butterflies…it’s a beautiful picture!!
I’m going to cheat a little and give two of my picks, for different reasons.
The first is an unusual pick for me, because it’s a family group shot…but once you see it you’ll know why I like it:
The second is an example of something that I tell all my couples: sometimes, you’re not going to know what I’m doing, or what I see. That’s normal…I tend to see things a bit differently than most people do (no surprises there). Anyway, Holly and Jordan were married at the beach, and close by there was? a play structure for little kids, including a big red wavy slide. When I asked Holly to sit on it, I knew she wasn’t really sure what I was doing. But (and this is the most important part) she trusted me, and what resulted was a neat-o shot of her in the late afternoon sun:
The most important thing you can give your photographer is trust; without that, some of the more interesting stuff just isn’t possible. Thanks for trusting me Holly!