Tears of joy of course!
So this was my 4th wedding this summer and Ive always wanted to take photos at the wedding and print some out for the reception. Ya know, so they had photos of their wedding on their wedding day.
Well, I only brought 2 lenses with me to the ceremony, the 12-24/4 and the 50/1.8. So armed with the two and my trusty D50, I did my best to get something that would work. Well, I tried not to impose or get in the way of the professional photographer(s) and sneaked my way into the aisle and snapped a few shots with the 50mm.
After I got home I only had time to edit 2 of them and print, buy frames, and get to the reception. Being the person I am, I didn't want the bride and groom to know I
was the one who took the photos, so I had my girlfriend (whom they have never met) covertly place the 8x10's on the head table. It took about half an hour for the bride to walk up to the table, but when she saw them, she started bawling her eyes out. She was totally taken away by them. My mother, being the person she is, let the cat out of the bag and told the bride who took the photos.... So, I was ousted and the two came over. The bride had told me she hadn't cried all day until she saw the photos, so that made me feel good.
Enough with the stories, here are the two I printed out.
...you may kiss the bride
Two hearts become one
If I would have had more time, I would have made some title blocks or something to go around the photos, but I only had an hour to do everything. Both were shot with the 50/1.8 and cropped to this. I added the noise in the top one. I added a little blur to the background to try and soften some of the harsh contrast. Just some minor stuff. Nothing that would look unrealistic.