Mother of Bride: Emotional Ceremony
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Mother of Bride: Emotional Ceremony

This photograph of a bride at a Russian Orthodox Church was a moment captured during her wedding ceremony.

The bride's mother is in the background of this image with her hand raised showing a moment of emotion. For this image, I had photographed a much larger scene in this church.

However, when I return to my studio, I realized that there was a gem once I cropped in tighter to this small part of the scene.

When I evaluate the impact of my wedding photography, I always look at an image as it will be viewed in 20 years by my clients. For this image, I know that the bride will cherish this photograph of her mother.

Russian Orthodox churches have amazing iconography that's a feast for the eyes. And the traditions set forth defy my best description.

Award Winner

This photo has received several awards including a Silver Award in the Photojournalism category from the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Print, Album & Filmmaking Competition.

This image has also been recognized with a prestigious Fearless Award from Fearless Photographers, an organization dedicated to recognizing photographers who are pushing the limits of modern wedding photography.