This image was taken during the bride preparations at Chris & Christina’s wedding last year at Carlyon Bay Hotel, and features one of the bridesmaids and her son having a great big squeeze.
I love to capture emotion in my images and think it is great when I get a really ‘huggy’ group! This little chap was full of character so I was trying to keep one eye on him throughout the preparations, and then he surprised me by jumping at his Mum for a big cuddle after she had finished getting his suit on!
This image isn’t technically perfect, from a photography point of view, but none of that matters. The moment is what counts here, and this relies on the photographers reflexes and instincts to be able to frame, focus and shoot very fast, before the moment has passed.
For photographers; this was shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 with the 23mm f1.4 lens at 1/100sec, ISO400, f1.4. In hindsight I probably would have stopped down if I had more time, but this was an unanticipated moment and I had to shoot it fast. Again, technical matters aside, the only thing that really matters is the moment here.