Though I took all the requisite shots, it’s this impromptu photo that worked the best. Perhaps it’s because my friends, Nelson & Audra Ferreira were relaxed as they entered the wedding reception. The planning, ceremony and reception line were all behind them now. It was time to celebrate with their guests.
I took advantage of an open stairwell and a sunlit entrance to get this shot. The angles of the floor tiles and doorways serve to frame the bride and groom. Plus, backlighting by the sun highlighted their heads and shoulders, thus separating them from the background.
Special thanks to Shifu Nelson & Shimu Audra Ferreira owners of ZYKFA in Madison, WI, for their friendship and training opportunity over the years.