Pretty much at every wedding I have ever photographed; you are told by the priest or registrar – no pictures during the signing of the wedding register until they bring out the fake signing book…. I hate this! It stops me getting relaxed and unposed photos of an important part of the day – officially the couple are now married!
What I tend to do during the official signing, is step back away from the desk or table, switch the camera into silent electronic shutter and fire away from the hip. I can’t see what is being written on the register – and to be honest, the register (in the UK for civil weddings) is filled in by a second registrar when the first registrar is conducting the ceremony – but they never stop me photographing over their shoulder during the ceremony….
Anyway… This picture was taken during the signing of the register at the wedding of Caroline and Matt held at St Wilfrid’s Church Kelham. I was warned “No Photos’ but I popped the camera at hip height, silent mode and shot several frames as Matt was cracking a joke with one of his groomsmen.
I think by looking at the image you can probably guess why I love the photo – happiness, lighting, depth and it really does sum up the candid style – me being there didn’t stop the moment from happening.
To see more from Caroline and Matt’s wedding – please click here – > Wedding Photography St Wilfrid’s Church Kelham
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