One reason for our wonderful trip to Italy in late July was to attend a family wedding at Borgo di Tragliata about 50 kilometres northwest of Rome. It was a beautiful setting for a wedding and also a perfect place to relax and enjoy some fine Italian countryside and cuisine.
The other advantage of attending a wedding as an amateur photographer is that you can often catch some relatively "candid" shots which the official photographer might miss or, indeed, not want to take. Here, after the ceremony the bridesmaid helps the bride with her make-up prior to the official photographs being taken by a professional photographer.
Incidentally, the steps behind the couple are those from which I took this earlier photograph.
Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.
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fanni (13944) 2011-10-11 16:11
yes, candid shots taken by "amateur photographers" are sometimes much better than those shot by super-professionals... and I think I can guess the reason why ;)
VERY lovely scene... the red dress stands out nicely but this does not prevent the main accent from being on the bride dressed in white :)
agjika (4309) 2011-10-12 5:21
Very nice shot. You've got the right pov there allowing us to see the brides face and the work of the maiden of honor tackling those finishing touches.The bridegroom is also well in view.
The sharpness and colours are great and you have done really well on the that white dress. I usually underexpose by 1 stop when I see white!
Thanks for sharing
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-10-12 5:33
Hi John. Stunning photo you have captured at this wedding, fantastic colours, light and surrounds, Well done, Cheers Iain.
tober (8795) 2011-10-12 6:26
Very creative title for such an elegant pre-wedding photo. The quality of your work (accuracy of the colours, sharpness, use of light) is top class. Congratulations, Tolga
Crispilandia (842) 2011-10-12 7:08
First of all, I love the dress of make-up artist ... but that's not important now! Actually you have been able to capture the essence of the moment much more than a professional photographer. (do not pose for you and that gives them naturalness). I remember that the title was not well when I saw it last night:)
A lovely scene, where all items have been included in this beautiful moment. The staircase.
The branches coming from the frame, and the three human elements of color, highlighting of the color of passion.
You captured a very important moment for them and a cute and sweet scene in a way clearly with vibrant colors, I like especially the contrast between red and white pure passion of two women:)
Have a great week,
ilghiz (708) 2011-10-12 10:46
If I ever marry, I think, I'll choose Scottish kilt as my wedding suit)
The elegantly dressed in their newest and dinest clothes and the time worn textures of the background create a beautiful refreshing contrast.
saxo042 (33878) 2011-10-12 11:42
I am glad you didnīt make present this photo in B&W... Very fine colours here of a very happy couple. What clan is wearing this tartan? Must be more valuable to have this kind of picture in the family album!
williewhistler (9819) 2011-10-12 12:39
Hello John,this is a lovely candid shot that I`m sure everyone involved will enjoy,time and time again,as you say there are lots of opportunities for we amateur snappers on these occassions,you have captured this moment ever so well.
Best wishes Les.
Glint (5911) 2011-10-12 12:47
you've found a lovely light here, nice colours and an attractive couple.The backdrop of the stone steps is very attractive. I bet you had good fun taking these unofficial photos. They will be much appreciated in years to come as the set piece official ones can be very boring. I gt to take lots of photos at my niece's wedding and both she and I enjoyed the experience.It was so much fun.
bema (26179) 2011-10-12 12:52
scottish men and italian bride, thatīs nice..
and a stylish location too.. (have had a look at the webside..)
thanks for sharing, have a nice evening, cheers Bernd !
delpeoples (48576) 2011-10-13 1:14
Looks like the professional photographer was obsolete with a quality photo like this! The colours just jump out of the frame at you, together with the impeccable definition and compo. The plate is perfectly balanced here, one could say :) I won't speak of the meat and two veg, and that gorgeous Scottish specimen in the kilt all in one breath, but suffice to say that this shot just floats my boat. Lucky bride!
Congratulations, have a lovely day
emka (64124) 2011-10-13 14:51
It is a wonderful shot! I like here so many things. Very nice place, with these worn steps and some gree. beuatiful red dress, i agree with Gunnar, we are lucky you didn't post it b&w :). Nice young couple. And of course - Scottish kilt (true ??:)) Sharpness-softeness perfect. It could be in a magazine for weddings. Stunning quality of the shot.
holmertz (31226) 2011-10-15 10:13
How nicer this picture is (in a way) than the wedding photo I posted recently from Odessa. The groom has turned his mobile phone off and hidden it in his purse and is now full attention. The woman in red matches the lips she is painting. There is a nice and pleasant atmosphere all over.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-11-03 13:05
WOW..Nice DOF and POV..good to see the colors with cultures..
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (15679)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-27
- Categories: Ceremony, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Brides Grooms Mariés 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-11 15:53