It’s these poignant moments in people’s lives that captivate me as a photographer of their life’s most significant events, such as their weddings.
Maybe you think of wedding photography in terms of “snapping” people smiling for a camera, but I don’t. That’s not what I’m looking for. It’s just that on a wedding day, the depth of what’s happening isn’t limited to two people smiling but encompasses all these little stories brought together into one day. That’s what I’m there to photograph.
Here’s one of those stories.
The bride’s sister had traveled from abroad to attend the New York City wedding of her sister in Brooklyn’s famed River Cafe and was delivering her toast.
I noticed the bride bring her hands up to her face as she sat listening to her sister’s sentiments about her. Something, obviously was moving inside her.
Sometimes an emotional response can be captured in one photo. Sometimes a fuller story can be told seeing the playing out of the emotions in two or more photos.
This time, it was three.
I don’t remember what was being said. I don’t know have to know. The story is in the bride’s expressions.