A weekly series where I ask some of the world’s best wedding photographers to pick out their favourite shot from their Jewish wedding portfolio. This week it’s the turn of Adam and Hannah from Adam and Hannah Photography (and mazal tov to them both – they’ve just become parents to an adorable baby daughter!)
‘Contentment’ by Adam and Hannah
I think it is impossible to pick one single photo out as the very best, or as our absolute favourite. Each photo comes with a whole story of the couple, their personalities, the day leading up to it and everything that came together for that precise moment. But for me and Hannah I think there is one category of photographs that we love, perhaps more than others. We love the photos where we have managed to capture the split second where the bride and groom look at each other, usually under the chuppah or in the badeken room, and smile (or sometimes well-up a little bit).
I think that this photo really demonstrates it, Nicole looking at Josh under the chuppah with utter contentment. What I really love about this photo, and others like it, is that the bride and groom probably won’t even remember it happening. They will remember the glass being smashed at the end of the ceremony, they will remember being thrown up on chairs during the dancing and the other ‘big’ moments, but sneaking a quick glance at each other under the chuppah is something that will probably only come back to them when they see the photo. It’s one of the reasons we love the job we do!”