Most of my favorite pictures for clients tend to have moments that mean something to me as well.
Usually I look for those moments that appeal to me as a parent if it has anything to do with a child.
Those posed pictures or portraits are very important as documentation of the day.
But those aren’t challenging, because they aren’t moments that are spontaneous and fleeting.
Not in position? Or have the wrong lens on?
Or take a break at a bad time ?
And the moment is gone.
Weddings and formal dances or parties tend to be where genuine expression of love is expressed unabashedly.
The pretty setting, the beautiful music and the special occasion usually makes it all fairy tale like.
One of my favorite memories of my late father-in-law, Manuel, is one of him dancing the first dance with my sister-in-law, Kathy, at her wedding.
Dad, of course, danced with my wife too at our wedding, but it would have been bad form for yours truly to be behind the camera at his own wedding, correct?
Here’s a very cute picture taken by from my dear friend Maura Graber, an etiquette guru.
And finally a picture which is more of a portrait but will always be a favorite is this one of my buddy Roberto and his son Marsilio. Thanks to Milka, the mum, for holding little baby Marsilio for me.