This groom and groomsman at Descanso Gardens epitomize an amazing candid moment between two guys having a great time. Weddings are not about having a photo day, but instead it is a day where I take photographs that tell a story, share emotion, and make everyone look as awesome as possible. But the most important factor is that I don't want to take my subjects out of the moment. This photograph is another example of a directed moment. I can no longer remember exactly what I told these two guys to evoke this expression, but it was likely something along the lines of "crack each other up." Although that doesn't always work, you be surprised at how frequently that sort of thing does work in situations like this on a wedding day. And when it does, although it is initially a directed moment, it becomes a real moment as the individuals in the photograph interact with each other.
Descanso Gardens is located in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Phone: (818) 949-4291. Website: http://www.descansogardens.org/. Contact Person: Susan Armstrong, (818) 949-4204.