This Is The Shot!
Random reflections of my favorite photographs throughout my career. Why I shot them, why I love them, why I think they work, and the stories behind them. Here are the images that, when I looked through my viewfinder, gave me that “This Is The Shot!” moment…
This was taken at a wedding at High Cliff State Park in Appleton, WI.
The children are the bride's from a previous relationship. After the ceremony, the bride, groom, and two boys took a walk to take in the occassion in private. I wanted to respect their moment so I did not follow them. After taking just a few steps in their direction, the younger child turned and put his arm around the groom, their new step-father. A poignant moment providing for a moving photograph symbolizing the acceptance of another into one's own family.
The smile on the child's face further illustrates his feelings on this day, as does the proud, confident expresson his older brother gives as he peers directly into my camera.
Wedding days can be hectic, especially for those being united. There are hours of entertaining, seemingly endless hugs and handshakes from well-wishers, limos, buses, food, dances, photos, loud music etc. This newly unified family knew that was all coming and made it a point to escape, if only for a minute, to take a little time to acknowledge what had just taken place.
This is a moment in time that will never be again. Because of this photo, they can have it forever.
What do you think? Do you think this is "The Shot?" Why, or why not? Feel free to comment.
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