I captured this photograph just a few minutes after I began photographing this bride getting ready in her hotel room at the Hilton Pasadena.
Apparently, the bride's father was unfamiliar with the tradition of photographing candid moments of the bride and bridesmaid getting ready before a wedding ceremony. As I was photographing the bride and bridesmaids, the father of the bride steps from the bathroom in the state of address, put his hands on his hips and asked me what I was doing there. To answer his question, I took his photograph. I showed him this photograph, he didn't seem to be amused, but I did win him over as the day progressed.
Just as you may have seen in other photograph than my portfolio, the best photographs are ones that make you think. And I'm sure that when you first saw this photograph, you wondered about the story that I was trying to tell. Although my client will always know exactly what happened and why it happened, other folks that may view this image over the years will always make their own interpretation if they don't hear the true story. And sometimes that's the mark of a great photograph — the mysterious untold story.
Hilton Pasadena is located in Pasadena, California. Phone: (626) 577-1000. Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-pasadena-PASPHHF/index.html.
Location: 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101.