Although this image of Curtis Moore did not win an award, it makes me really happy. You can feel real life in this picture.
This was a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, the couple’s grandparents were not able to travel the distance and attend the wedding. A family member connected the grandparents via an iPAD so they could watch and still be part of the entire ceremony. This took place inside a large rental home due to the cold winter weather outside. The room was candlelit with a small amount of window light which created a romantic scenery. The newlyweds are very close to their grandparents and having this image meant the world to them. This image truly is one of their favourite images from their wedding day.
Usually I would be very distracted by lines going through heads. So I probably should have gone mad when seeing this photo, but that actually didn’t happen. I love the triangular shape that the electricity cables make. Despite the couple and vicar being ‘decapitated’ by the cables.
"I applaud the photographer for noticing and capturing this scene which is happening next to the main wedding story of the day.
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.
I like very much the use of new technologies, and what can contribute to an image and even help to tell the story better.
"I love the emotions in this picture and the composition emphasizes it even more with the four hands working beautifully altogether.