Ceremonies are arguably one of the most important parts of the wedding day. It’s our duty as wedding photographers to do whatever we can to capture those precious moments in the best way possible. But sometimes, things can become a bit chaotic. Especially in a small room that is jam-packed full of people and limited space, plus having to capture both photos and videos.
For this first kiss, this shot was more “accidental” than planned as the first kiss happened to be incredibly passionate and slow-tempo’d. For this reason, after securing our safe shots with the main lenses we used (50mm + 35mm), we quickly switched over to the 85mm to grab a different perspective. We only did this once we were certain we had our safe shots.
This image isn’t tacked sharp. In fact, it’s pretty much out of focus – but what matters most is the emotion it conveys. Our couple, upon receiving it, never once mentioned or complained about the lack of focus. Instead, they said that this was the image that encapsulated their moment they shared. We were close to not delivering it since it wasn’t “technically” perfect. But we’re glad we did.