No photographs allowed inside the gallery and I completely understand how it can be a production with some, but for me, I pride myself on being unobtrusive and a fly on the wall so to speak.
They took a break together on this seat spontaneously and I just kept taking images without interrupting them. I'm able to be inconspicuous when I shoot with a 70-200mm lens on wedding days. This image is very them and I couldn't pose this moment if I tried. I have to be ready when these kinds of photos happen and I have to let my couples be alone without me dictating what they do for the entire hour together. Sometimes, if you just let them be the images will be magical.
I just asked my bride to quietly walk into the gallery and from one wall to the other and stop at one end and look away. She instantly gave me this pose and all it took was 2 frames to capture this moment without interrupting the gallery or visitors.
We decided to go outside for a little while to grab some journalistic portraits of my bride and groom in Hamilton. Once the light turned green I asked them to cross the street and just look at each other while I photographed them.
The ceremony space was light and bright and needed very little decor to make it look stunning. The guests were seated comfortably in this spacious room and the window light was incredible at this wedding venue.
We were just about to go back in to cocktail hour when I saw this wall of glass and asked for one last photo.
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