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 Casey Brodley.
‘Elated’ by Casey Brodley
This photo was taken immediately following the first kiss after the chuppah. Both Charley and Amanda were so over the moon elated that they had just tied the knot, and Charley, overcome with emotion, grabbed Amanda’s hand and kissed it as they made their way out of the ceremony. He had tears of joy streaming down his cheeks, and Amanda had the biggest smile on her face.
Candid moments like this are the reason I shoot weddings, and the reason I believe it’s important to hire a good photographer. Even though there are many other photos from this wedding that are technically “better” photographs, not one stands up to the emotion you get from this single image. I know Charley and Amanda can look at this picture and relive that moment. And others who see it– whether you know the couple or not– are able to see and feel the intense love these two have for each other. And that’s all that really matters to me as a photographer. “