In This Moment | That Bond

This documentary image, featuring Nikki and her beautiful little girl, was created during Nikki's stunning wedding at Chateau de Lisse in Gascony, France last year.

It was such an amazing wedding to be part of, filled with touching little moments like this one which really captures the bond between mother and daughter, and at this very specific time in their lives.

 

Read a little more on my style of reportage wedding photography.

Camera and Lens Info:

● Canon 5D Mark 3 ● Sigma 85 1.4 ● F2.8 ● ISO 1600 ● Shutter 160th

In This Moment | Let's Dance!

One of my favourite first dance shots of all time. This was a very dark environment - a marquee with a black ceiling and very little in terms of ambient light directed on the front of the couple.

The stage lighting, which was continually rotating to the music, as well as the reaction the groom is giving to the crowd, came together perfectly in this one split second. The resulting photograph takes me right back to the moment, instantly and with absolute clarity, despite this image being created almost 7 years ago! The power of good documentary wedding photography.

The cameras I use now would have rendered this image with much more precision, more clarity and less noise. For me however, it's more about that split-second moment and how an image makes you feel, even this many years on.

Camera and Lens Info:

Camera ● Canon 5D Mk 1 Lens ● 24mm 1.4 Aperture ● F1.4 ISO ● 3200 Shutter ● 125th

In This Moment | Winter Sun

Winter sun makes for beautiful wedding photography. Fortunately in this instance the bridal party walked towards the church with the sun directly behind and overhead, giving the group of girls perfectly back-lit conditions. In terms of substance or more 'moment', the three layers really put the girls into context wonderfully - the father of the bride in the foreground and the horse and carriage further back, aided by a gentle leading line on the right of the frame.

This subtle storytelling, timing and composition is what makes this image a particular favourite of mine.

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Camera and Lens Info:

Camera ● Nikon D700 Lens ● 50mm 1.4 Aperture ● F4 ISO ● 400 Shutter ● 1000th