This photograph was captured before a wedding in Sheffield in the home of the bride and groom. The bride had got ready for her big day at home and had just defended the stairs and was rounding the corner to walk into the kitchen of her home to see her father for the first time. I snapped this from the top of her stairs almost without looking as there was little time to think about the shot or miss the moment, I love it, yes, with time it could have been better composed and framed but then it might have looked staged.
We try not to stage wedding photographs, we don't style shoots, set things up or ask you to get into unnatural poses just to create some stunning image for our website, portfolio or latest competition entry. Your wedding day should be your day for you to do as you wish, it isn't an opportunity for your photographer to create some wonderful piece of work for their own needs or wants while keeping you tied up half the day and separated from your guests, it isn't on! We try to make your wedding photography experience as good as we can, we will work hard to get you the best pictures we can to remind you for all time of your wonderful day but we try as much as possible to do it from the sidelines.1/160; f/2.0; ISO 2800; 85.0 mm.