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 Rob Clayton.
‘The Scene’ by Rob Clayton
Deborah and Eden embrace the quirkier side of life. So when I received an email post-wedding, asking if we could go out again for a ‘trash-the-dress’ style shoot (without actually trashing her exquisite dress), my imagination went into over-drive. I made grand plans, even purchased some props at my own expense, and waited for the perfect evening.
When that evening came, we drove for almost an hour to the location (which shall remain a secret for now I’m afraid!), only to be turned away at the door by security. We had known this was a possibility, and had chanced it anyway, but were disappointed nonetheless. However, the evening still had about 10-minutes of sunlight left, so we decided to at least take advantage of that, rather than have completely wasted the journey. I was lucky to find this scene (I had to move my car, and found this on my way back from the car park), and was immediately taken by its beauty. Five minutes later, we were done. As for the secret location, I have not given up hope of a shoot there with Deborah and Eden (it’d really be worth it!)”
If you’re a photographer and you’d like to submit for this series, please email me your chosen image, together with a paragraph or two explaining why it’s your favourite Jewish wedding photo, and the link to the full wedding if you have blogged it.