Denva (the bride) had just put on her dress. Her dad walked into the room and at that point I knew I wanted to capture all four people. The colour version of this shot is much brighter and in it, you can clearly see the father of the bride. Though I wanted the eye to instantly focus on the dress, then the bridemaids and finally, the father. It is for this reason I converted the photo to black & white, and added the strong vignette.
Despite not seeing the brides face, there is a wonderful connection between all four members in this photo. The bridesmaids hands give a possibly static image movement and a sense of moment. Although the father is the last person you see, I would say he is key to the photos success – and I like that 🙂
Chateau Saint Julien
October 4, 2017