Boy, seems like yesterday I took this picture and it’s been two years now. I always like the candid shoots before the wedding ceremony when bride and groom get dress and family, friends and guests get all together. Each time when I book a wedding, brides tell me they don’t care too much about “getting dress” shoots. I always explain to them, before ceremony is a good time to introduce myself and my assistant and take some of the best candid shoots. Before ceremony I like to sneak between guests and family and try to catch some of the best moments. I always tell people "I test the light and equipment" and they shouldn’t look at the camera but most of them become curios and then is when they become familiar with the camera and photographer. Let’s face it: who likes to have his or her picture taken at a wedding? Is not enough that you are attending the wedding? Now you have to sit still in front of a guy who looks like a “paparazzi?” The answer is in more than 10 years of shooting weddings I have a few guys who wanted to be in all pictures.
This shoot was one of them: the best man told me up front” buddy don’t even think you’ll get a picture with me because I’m don’t like it” but he was willing to pose when I wasn’t around him. When he was getting ready to walk down the aisle I took this shoot: the rings were folded in a tissue. I showed him the pictures, he liked what he saw and he became “my buddy” at the wedding.