Canon 5dmk3 , Canon 35mm 1.4 | ISO 800 | f5.0 | 1/125
Ooofftttt, I do love a good bridal portrait, don't you? I always try to get one at the end of prep when the nerves might be high but also all that anticipation is hanging in the air. It's a highly emotional time and I will never tire of trying to capture what that feels like in images. I also love to see what other photographers come up with in the same circumstances. I have often been told that wedding photography must be easier for me as I'm a girl. Well I suppose it does make it a little less awkward sometimes when women are getting dressed but equally I've been in plenty of groom prep rooms with boys stripping off to their pants. It's not our gender that make us empathetic and mindful as photographers, it requires skills that plenty of men possess too. Being able to read emotions and reflect them back to your subjects. It's about listening more than talking, reacting more than acting and creating ways to tell stories. This image for me from the wonderful Lee Allen sums that all up so perfectly so I asked him to explain a little about the circumstances.