I think that it’s often all too easy to take things for granted. For example I’ve lived in Cambridge for over 25 years and you just get used to the bikes, the students and the architecture and forget that Cambridge is absolutely beautiful! Obviously people visit here from all over the world and it’s too easy, when such a place is literally on your doorstep, to go around with your eyes closed and forget how amazing it is!
I’ve photographed at St John’s College several times before. It’s one of my favourite colleges and a place that has a real “wow” factor which is why the image below is one of my favourites from the day. It’s always nice to get pictures of people arriving but it’s the expression on the boy’s face which makes it such a good moment as it really tells you something about what he was thinking and about the surroundings. He just looked up into the huge vaulted ceiling of the chapel an his expression says it all!
I think these little moments and expressions can be so telling. Again, here it’s just a momentary glance as he looks up at the bride but this is a little scene that really tells a bit of the narrative of the day and allows the viewer to imagine a little around what was happening and how the boy in the picture was feeling.
I love pictures like this that are “double layered” in that there are two complementary things going on at the same time – it gives the picture much more depth and context – the two conversations going on here complement each other perfectly.
…and of course you just can’t beat a funny little moment like this one!