When you are photographing a ceremony, you need to constantly be aware. There are things happening literally in front of you, to both sides, and behind you. You also need to be very quick on the draw. You just never know when a brief, split-second surprise will occur. This was just such a time.
Right in the middle of the ceremony, of course everyone's eyes were on the couple and the officiant. However, I noticed the flower girl getting antsy. This happens a lot, as it can be difficult for young kids to stand still during the ceremony. I was so glad I had my camera ready. She decided to take a leap for it, right in front of the bride and groom.
I absolutely adore the body language in this photo. The flower girl was caught in mid-leap, so you can feel the motion. Of course, everything thought it was the cutest thing, so the expressions on their faces convey that.
I also purpose chose a low angle. It makes you feel like you're there with the flower girl, seeing the world as she sees it. It also serves to fill the frame with lots of that rich blue sky.
This garden ceremony overlooking an open field took place at the Kittle House. The floral arrangements by Forever in Bloom and yellow bridesmaids dresses by Jenny Yoo also help the eye to feel drawn to interesting tidbits in this photo.
Location: 11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua New York 10514.Keywords: brownies (12), cookies (12), Crabtree's Kittle House (15), DIY (12), English garden (12), Spring (102), Teryn + Greg (18), wedding (531).
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