Welcome to Photo Love. This is the title I give to the blog posts I write about one photo and why I love it. Sometimes I love the photo because of the composition or lighting, while other times it is because of the story behind the photo. My favourite photos are when there is a combination of both. I hope you enjoy the story and the photo.
Jess is a very talented economics journalist and author of two books. It was therefore very fitting that Jess would be married at the NSW Writers Centre in Rozelle. What I love about this photo is that it captures a very special time at Jess and Ashley’s wedding. It captures one of the few moments you have on your wedding day when it is just you and your partner (and a glass of champagne :)). This is a chance, albeit brief, to reflect on the craziness of the day, collect your thoughts and prepare for the craziness ahead.
This photo was taken just after I had taken the group photos with Jess and Ash’s family. Normally after these photos are taken, the couple take the opportunity to mingle with their guests. I like to give the couple a break from me at this point, change to a zoom lens (Canon 70 – 200 f2.8L IS II for the photographer nerds amongst you) and take photos from afar without imposing. Just as I crouched down to change lenses, I noticed Jess and Ash walking along the path. So I waited. I left the Canon 24-70 lens on my camera and waited until they reached a point where the light would hit them. Just as it did I snapped three quick photos and this was the best. It was one of Jess’ favourites from the day. Mine too.
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