The Grooms Nerves
I love this photo from one of last year’s weddings at London’s Islington Town Hall. The moment, just before the entrance of the bridesmaids and the bride will be a familiar one for anyone who has been in this position. Or, indeed, for anyone who has been a best man, and had to watch the agony and the pleasure on a grooms face before the ceremony. The clasped hands, the 1000 yard stare, it’s a pivotal life moment, and one that deserves to be recorded. Sometimes this moment doesn’t happen. The groom may be totally calm, or may turn to face the door a little earlier. But if it does happen, the photographer needs to be prepared, and not uncomfortably close to the groom and best man. For me, this image has to be in black and white. The red leather seats, unflattering strip lighting or fire exit sign would all detract from the viewer concentrating on what the groom is feeling at this point.
Why not check out why you should book a photojournalist for your wedding, or some more information about wedding photojournalism.
Or, if you’re planning a wedding at Islington Town Hall and would like me to be your photographer, please get in touch to see if I’m available and get some more information on prices.