Laughing Couple at California Same Sex Wedding
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Laughing Couple at California Same Sex Wedding

This wedding album spread is illustrative of the benefits of having more than one photographer capture the same moment.

The photograph on the left was captured by me, while the photograph on the right was captured by Vanessa. One scene, to angles, and almost the same moment, and yet the images are complementary and not repetitive. I particularly enjoy the photograph on the right, because it shows genuine laughter coming from the couple. I have several methods by which I can elicit laughter from my subjects, and I honestly can't remember whether I use one of those methods in creating these expressions, or if they came upon them naturally. And that's the beauty of my approach, because when I cannot tell whether it is a naturally occurring laugh or a laugh that was prompted, then certainly the viewer cannot either and that is the point when creating images like these. They are real moments because the couple really was happy at that moment and that is reflected in the photography.

Location: 125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.