One of the great things about photography, as opposed to moving images, is it’s ability to freeze time. A photographs timescale is usually a fraction of a second, capturing a specific instant in time and immortalising it forever. The aim of the photographer is to imbue each image with a sense of purpose, of the place, the time, the emotion, the beauty, and to isolate the essence of the image so that it captures your imagination and tells a story in itself, and is a timeless record of that single moment in time that you wish to remember.
…..and then you get the duff ones.
Whether it be through unlucky timing, a trick of the light, a background oversight or fully intentional – that one single moment that you have recorded forever might inadvertently be a picture of the bride scratching her bum or auntie Jane picking her nose in the background.
Through the course of a wedding you usually get a few of these and normally they’re discreetly deleted without ever causing embarrassment. However, I occasionally get ones that really make me chuckle for one reason or another. And if they make me chuckle, I reckon they might make you chuckle as well. These probably aren’t the kind of photos that the bride & groom are going to proudly display on their living room wall, but I think it’d be a shame if some of them never saw the light of day.
And please don’t be offended if you see yourself in one of these photos – before posting them I always ask myself if I’d want a picture of myself looking like that plastered all over the internet – if the answer is no, it stays off the website. And remember: were not laughing at you anyway, we’re laughing with you….or something like that… ;-)