It was extremely difficult to select a favourite image, but I kept coming back to this one by Ray Prop. For me, emotion is the most important, and often the most difficult, aspect to capture during a wedding day. In many images, emotion is lost due to poor subject isolation, or from the photographer trying too hard to impress, whereas often simple is best. The fact that this scene is well lit and the composition simple (but well thought out and executed) means that the emotional content takes front stage and is authentic in an often contrived scenerio. The tight framing and compression really work and I like how the verticals have framed the bride. The couple where obviously comfortable enough to drop their guard and let emotions flow in front of the photographer, which is no mean feat. Bravo!

 

Ed Peers 

Jury member round 1 

 

Photo by: Ray Prop

 

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