Emotional speeches - Oulton Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
It's funny how things happen. I just opened up a gallery and this photo appeared. This is a picture from Rachel and David's wedding that took place in December 2017 at the stunning Oulton Hall in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
When I saw this picture it just jumped out at me. Speeches are usually a very important part of a wedding day (not that you have to have them). Sometimes they can be funny but every so often you get speeches which come straight from the heart which are so emotional .. My job as a wedding photographer is to tell these stories, there is an old saying that a picture paints a thousand words and I believe this frame does just that. When I look at this picture my eye is drawn straight to David who is obviously at the point of the speech where he is overcome with emotion. He's surrounded by all the people that love him the most in the world, his wife (woooo hooooo) his kids, his family and all of their friends, it's a time when he can let go and put all of those barriers down. Everyone in the room is willing him to keep going and battle through.
The picture of David is powerful but for me, the thing that makes this stand out is Rachel his new wife (woooo hoooo) gently touching him and encouraging him. Touch is so powerful when it is photographed it really does help to tell the story. Also, the look in her eyes is just so supportive. I know that the bride and groom will treasure a picture like this forever. Telling the real, genuine story from the wedding day with natural moments is true wedding photography in my opinion.