I Heart Faces: Anticipation



August 30, 2010

I’m entering a photo into the I Heart Faces photo competition this week.  This will be my first time participating and I’m excited!  This weeks theme is photojournalism, with the idea that one photo (or a small collection or collage of photos) should tell a story.  I love love LOVE telling stories with photos, that’s my main goal in every wedding or portrait session.

This is one of my most favorite photos recently.  It tells a simultaneous story of anticipation and joy – the bride is eager to get to her wedding ceremony and walk down the aisle, and her father is beaming in delight over what is about to occur.  I love it – the combination of emotions, the stillness, and the joy contained in such different facial expressions.  It was a small little moment that really tells the story of the day for both people.

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  • WOW, love this photo!! i would hang it on my wall!! What a lovely photo with her dad and such a gorgeous bride!! It does tell a story, with just the look on her face!!!

  • Incredible! This is so beautiful and such a story! I love their expressions so much. You perfectly captured the moment!

  • It is a great capture…and definitely tells the story of what’s going on at that exact moment. Lovely.

  • great picture. I love the dad’s face. What a proud moment for him and the bride looks beautiful.

  • That is SO sweet. She’s looking out with anticipation. He’s smiling through tears.

  • Great picture! I can definately feel the anticipation!

    • Wow, I am so humbled by everyone’s thoughtful comments. Thank you SO much for your kind words and for stopping by my site. I truly appreciate it more than you know. As someone still “starting out,” your encouragement, even if I don’t know you, means a lot!

  • Aw what a great capture! Every bride remembers those butterflies of excitement as you hear the music starting to play and the doors about to open… definitely a moment she will remember forever and you caught it for her to look back on! Awesome job!

  • This is the moment that I always just miss! 🙂 You did a great job! I am sure they are so pleased with the pictures you took.

  • Wow, really LOVE this…. I remember this feeling of anticipation and you’ve captured it beautifully!!

  • I love this! As a recent bride, I can totally relate to her anticipation. This is a wonderful candid moment.

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