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Wednesday Wedding pic: The beach

Now this is a shot that says something about the way I work. Imagine a very, very hot day. The beaches are crowded and everybody is sunbathing, half naked. And this is the day you’re getting married. Yes, in a suit, made out of wool.

The traditional wedding photographer would have shot this scene facing the couple, with a long lens, to exclude as much of the crowd as possible. But for me, this is a scene that tells a part of the day. It was hot, and there were many people on the beach. So I chose to shoot them from the side, with a 35mm lens, to include as much as the scene as possible. It’s still one of my favorite wedding pics.

Leica M9 with 35 summicron