Wedding receptions are a fantastic opportunity to capture the most beautiful candid moments of the day. During the dinner the bride and groom's closest friends of family often gave touching speeches that elicit strong emotions from the audience. As a rule we, wedding photographers, photograph the action and re-action. In other words when somebody gives the speech, we also try to capture the public's reaction to the jokes or the sad stories. Storytelling is the most important part of wedding photography besides documenting the presence of the guests.
During this One King West wedding reception, I sensed a beautiful moment approaching. During the bride and groom Thank You speech, I scanned the audience and noticed the floor girl listening attentive. Unfortunately, my light was not positioned properly to illuminate the girl so I had to run to my beloved Lowel GL1 and slowly turn it towards the young lady. She was so absorbed in the bride speech that she didn't notice she was literally in the spotlight. I had probably a couple of minutes until the end of the speech and I noticed that the little girl look like she was dreaming. She rested her head on her forearms placed on the table and looked like she was daydreaming. In terms of composition, I used a golden triangle. The girl's had is placed at the intersection of the baroque diagonal and the reciprocal diagonal. Her spine follows the reciprocal diagonal, which makes this a very interesting image.
Because it was a candid photograph, I selected a black and white posting.
Location: 1 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1.