Richland Center Wedding PhotographerThis might be my favorite image - ever. At this 2012 wedding in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the bride’s little sister was painting the nails of her grandmother. Her grandmother fell asleep during the sweet manicure and I love the delicate subtlety of this completely perfect moment. I could write about this image for days and how much it meant to create it and what technical babble went into the making of it….but I won’t. Instead I’ll tell you about this amazing family and what a treat it was to get to know them. I’ll tell you that I’m headed back this summer to photograph the bride’s sister’s wedding and I will shoot another getting ready session this same house. The session won’t be the same, however, since this lovely woman is no longer with us, having passed away in the year after the wedding. Getting to know this family and how much they love each other I know that though the bride’s grandmother might not be there in body she will very much be there in spirit. I entered this image at WPPI in the 16x20 International Print Competition and while it didn’t win I don’t care even a little bit. Being able to document this for that family on that day in that year is what matters and I am grateful to have been witness to such a sweet moment.
Location: Richland Center, Wisconsin. Keywords: Richland Center (7), Wisconsin (7). 1/160; f/2.0; ISO 900; 85.0 mm.