One of the TV shows that I always found fascinating is VH1 Storytellers. For those who might be unfamiliar with it, music artists get the chance to perform their favorite songs and take the time to tell the story behind the songs and the experiences that influenced them.
If you’ve been around me for very long, then you’ve probably seen me wearing one of my Raconteurs t-shirts. The Raconteurs, whose name means storyteller, just happens to be one of my all time favorite bands.
I thought had this wonderful idea to post some of my favorite images and tell you what makes them special to me. And so begins my RACONTEURS series of posts.
I refer to this shot affectionately as “The Aisle”. Several years ago, I was photographing Sarah & Adam’s wedding at the gorgeous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Central when this moment just happened. It’s so easy to get locked in on one thing, especially when it is a fun bride and groom, but I’ve found that sometimes it is a good thing to pull away from the camera for a moment and look around.
I was crouching down to get a different angle when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a little girl squirming her way past her grandmother to try and get a peek down the aisle. Fortunately, I was able to turn the camera and focus on her just in time to get her looking down the aisle.
It was such an incredible moment to capture her joy as she caught a glimpse of the couple at the altar. And this photo is always a reminder to me to be on the lookout for those little moments that are happening all around me on a wedding day.