How To Create Interesting Wedding Group Photos – Image of the Week #427

Isn’t this just adorable? I could not have more love for this wedding group photo by the wonderful Daniel Ackerley-Holmes. It makes me wonder how many of us would A. Have even noticed the presence of all these colours on the day and B. Have bothered to create something that showed this off so well.

The fact that it was also an LGBTQ wedding, just brings a whole other level of significance to this image. The reason the rainbow flag is used in this capacity is that the colours reflect both the diversity of the LGBTQ community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender.

This is so much more than a wedding group photo. It is a glorious celebration of love, fashion, good times, and good people. It’s packed full of joy and is guaranteed to brighten your day.

Technically it is made perfect by the fact that the couple is in white so they stand out from their crowd. We also feel Daniel’s participation in the photo as everyone is reacting to him.

Can I start a petition to get this shot included in the dictionary under Love?

Nikon Z6II | Nikkor Z 24-70mm f2.8 S | f5.6 | ISO 560 | 1/320
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What Daniel said…

“Ian & Joseph had a wonderful wedding at the stunning and aptly named Happy Valley in Norfolk, and during the group images both myself and one of the grooms sisters had noticed just how much colour we had on display in the outfits the family & friends were wearing, so we quickly worked out that we might be able to pull of a rainbow group photograph! Ian & Joseph loved the idea, decided to pop themselves down on the ground so we could see everyone, and this was the resulting image.

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“The biggest challenge was the logistics of arranging all the colours in the right groups, but we somehow managed to do it, and the experience of doing so was really fun.

I also shot this mid-evening as that was when we had arranged to get all the groups done for a few reasons, and this meant dealing with large patches of harsh sunlight from the low-sitting sun camera right. So I moved them all into a large shady area which just mean a bump of ISO was required and resulted in an evenly lit scene.”