When photographing a wedding, it starts and ends with the bride. After all, she is the best dressed. The Bride Series will mostly feature photographs of the bride alone. As is my style, I like to photograph people, and that goes for brides too, while they are thinking of something other than being photographed. In the above shot, I did ask Bianca to step close to the mirror for the composition of the shot. The expression is her own.
The above photo was made in a similar way to the lead photo. I told Bianca I would like a photo of her ring up near her face. I helped position her fingers (spreading them out more) and she and the fabulous Nikkor 105mm VR micro lens did the rest. The viewer is left to guess what is on her mind. Even I do not know. My job as the photographer is merely to pose the question.
After Bianca was already, I suggested she plop down on the sofa and relax. She purposefully wanted me to get her red shoes in the shot. This church had pretty much the nicest bathroom I had ever seen. Are all women's bathrooms like this??
Her father really stood out in his hipster white jacket. He also had a great smile, so I was drawn to photographing him. They were not dancing alone on the dance floor. The challenge is to find an angle that has no distracting background. Though I was able to frame the shot with no other people in it, the wall itself was somewhat distracting so I chose the antique plate II filter in Silver Efex Pro to put the emphasis on father and daughter, not corners and panels.
This photograph is a true candid. Taken with my faithful Nikkor AF ED 80-200mm f/2.8D lens @ the full 200mm (300mm equivalent) I was not even in Bianca's sightline. I noticed her through the crowd taking a moment for herself.
What do you think was on her mind?