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I recently had opportunity to take photos of a friends wedding. I have been friends of the bride and her family for quite a few years. It was a privilege and an honour to help out in this way. The day was marvelous. The ceremony was beautiful, and the weather (even though it was the middle of winter) was spectacular with beautiful blue skies and a lovely brightness. Everything about the day was brilliant. There were many shots I took that day which I think were marvelous and I may put up a couple of more in the near future, but this was by and far my most favourite shot. With the bright sunlight streaming through the windows of the front hall, it gave her a magical glow and created this lovely moody scene, almost nostalgic. I adjusted the tones and desaturated the colour to give it that wonderful sepia tone using iPhoto. I hope you enjoy it as well. Please view large to enjoy it in all it’s glory.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
17-35mm Wide angle zoom (@ 32mm)
f/4
1/100
ISO 800

Tags

bride, wedding, dress, marriage, elegance, beautiful, beauty, nostalgic, sunlight, stairs

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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Comments

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture Bradley, bet she loves this.

  • She does indeed. Thank you dearly my fabulous friend What a marvelous compliment. I have loads of shots that I have taken at friends weddings. There are a few more I will be putting up sometime. I noticed that there are no groups that are specifically for weddings. Maybe that would be a good group to start?

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Shawn – and you’re right, that light just does wonders!
    Recently saw the work of a wedding photographer Cliff Mautner and he shoots against the light just like this – LOVE it!

  • He is way better. Thank you bud. I really appreciate the compliment. This is one of my favourite shots of the day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeover 3 years ago

    Lovely serene image Shawn – wonderfully done :)

  • Thank you very much indeed Helen. What a fantastic compliment and encouragement. It means a lot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 3 years ago

    Oh, this is wonderful, Shawn! The light, the tones, the composition, the angle, the atmosphere… everything is perfect! Can’t wait to see the others! :-)

  • I will be putting them up soon. There aren’t many, but still I love them. Thank you dearly my friend. You do have a way of inflating my head.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Robert Goulet
    Robert Gouletover 3 years ago

    What a fabulous capture Shawn:) Makes you feel the moment…the first decent down the stairs before the big event…the anticipation of it all…great treatment aswell:)

  • That is lovely of you to say Robert. Thank you greatly. I am pleased that others love this shot as much as I do. I am glad that the atmosphere and feelings came through the shot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • mum2milo
    mum2miloover 3 years ago

    gorgeous image, Shawn, really magical and ethereal.

  • You are really wonderful to say so. Thank you so much indeed.I must say that it was a fabulous day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 3 years ago


    Beautiful! February 18, 2011!

  • Thank you so very much Gina. Such a wonderful honour to have a feature in the group. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, my friend – the light is superb :))

  • That means a lot to me Colleen. Thank you greatly my friend. The whole day was beautiful but this remains my favourite shot of the day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • ANNA MCALISTER
    ANNA MCALISTERover 3 years ago

    Really excellent capture. If I was the bride, I would be thrilled to have this to cherish forever…

  • Thank you so much. What a beautiful compliment. Sarah does love this shot. She was a gorgeous bride and the whole day was amazing.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    really stunning and usual capture

  • Thank you Lynn. I appreciate the wonderful compliment and encouragement.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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