A weekly Sunday 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 John Nassari.
‘Energy’ by John Nassari
It was so hard to choose my favourite Jewish wedding photo. My favourite picture always changes, depending on my mood, and also time. But I have chosen this one because it was from a very recent Jewish wedding and the party and Israeli dancing were just magical. I love the energy in this picture and perspective, I took it with a fish eye lens which exaggerated the wide angle distortion which I think really works in these sorts of contexts.
One of my favourites parts of this picture is that the perfect moment that the groom has been caught right in middle of the bright light. He has hit the ceiling and you can see his leg and hand on the ceiling! I love it that I am part of the photo, too. I was standing on the stage and there was a stage light behind me. My exaggerated, enormous shadow on the left makes me part of the scene. I love it that I hand held this without even looking through the viewfinder!”