Images We Love – With this Ring
Putting on the wedding ring is an image I always try my best to capture on the wedding day. I can’t promise to capture it, as it’s not easy to shoot at all, but I do like a challenge: The focus point of the ring is tiny, the camera lens is normally wide open because we’re in a dark church or ceremony room (so the depth of field is limited), and to add to the fun the subject is moving. This is not a shot I would ever pose, it would look too unnatural and we try our utmost to never orchestrate images. We are there to be unobtrusive as we shoot and capture moments as they happen, without interfering with the days events. I simply observe and try and get the best image I can get for those few seconds when the rings are going on. When it works (and it works about 95% of the time), the result is stunning. For us it’s such a ‘moment in time’ and to be able to capture this for our couples is beautiful.
This is a particular favourite ‘putting on the rings’ image from earlier this year, at the wedding of Charlotte & Graham. The light is perfect to really accentuate the ring and the position of the hands is just lovely.
Photographer – Paul Tansley
Camera – Canon 5D mk3
Lens – Canon 70-200mm f2.8 mk2
Focal Length 123mm
Exposure 1/180 @ f2.8 ISO 12,800
St Katherine’s Church, Merstham, Surrey – Wedding reception held at Highley Manor, Balcombe, West Sussex
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