From the setting we can tell that this was a home wedding that was held outside. From the bride’s dress, it’s pretty obvious that the wedding was held on a warm day. From the direction of light we can tell that the ceremony took place late in the day. Dad’s hair is blowing a little bit, so it was probably breezy, but the bride’s vale is staying pretty still, so it wasn’t too bad.
Finally, let’s look at our subjects’ faces. They tell us all that we need to know about the emotions of the day. Our bride is happy and excited, but also appears to be a little nervous. Probably because she is about to step off the deck, but on some level, she may be realizing that the next time she walks through that door, she will be a different person. And what about dad? To me, he looks happy and sad. As a father of two daughters, I can certainly understand.
Are there any details that I’ve missed? I’m sure there are. Everyone who views a photograph brings their own set of experiences and expectations and can spot different things.
Thanks for reading.