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The Moment Part #1

The moment of emotion on a wedding day happens when the bride reaches the ceremony until she is presented to the groom... this is and has always been by far my favourite moment at a wedding. It is also one of the most difficult to photograph as well as we would like because so much happens in such a short period of time. Starting when the bride and her father, or in this case mother and grandmother walk her down the aisle there is always a moment shared between them just as they are about to walk the aisle and I want to be there to capture that. Then there is the moment where the groom sees his bride and emotion wells up inside of them but depending on the distance from the top of the aisle to the groom that can be quite a distance so having multiple cameras with multiple lenses is paramount and the switching between the two happen very quickly. Then there are the people the bride catches with her eyes as she makes her way up the aisle, then there are the greetings and giving away of the bride at the front. All of this happens within 10-25 seconds and each part we want captured beautifully. So for us when possible Sherry is at the front capturing angles from there while I'm behind capturing the angles from the back and up the aisle. We have a system to capture all the important moments. In all of the ceremonies we have been part of, these next two photos are the bride's emotion and the groom's reaction is my favourite I've witnessed.

1/160; f/2.8; ISO 2500; 62.0 mm.