It was many months ago that Melissa and Patrick asked me to shoot their big wedding down town. As things progressed, it became a small wedding uptown, with their closest friends of family, at the wonderful restaurant across the street from their amazing apartment. The best part was – Melissa wore her mothers AMAZING wedding dress from 1976!! Her mom really had amazing taste back then, because I have seen some pretty fluffy dresses from that time, and Melissa’s dress was just so simple and quaint and beautiful. Just like this wedding.
I totally have a confession to make about this one below. Melissa was standing on the sidewalk. It had been raining in the morning, so we couldn’t do family pictures in the park like we planned. Things were running a bit late, and so we finally ended up doing all the portrait stuff on the sidewalk. We were waiting around for some guests to come outside for the next group picture, when a young fellow dressed in what suspiciously looked like pajamas, looked to Melissa with recognition just as he passed. I thought perhaps he was some kind of friend, dawning recognition, when suddenly, he hugged and kissed her. It immediately became apparent that she had no idea who he was, and she was so surprised, she just started laughing. Upon learning of this exchange, Patrick ran out from the restaurant to have words with the gentleman. It was certainly a farce for our amusement, but I captured these two great moments and I just thought they were so great that I glued the pictures together. This image below is totally a composite. And! The way I pasted them together, the image was almost a square shape. I used Photoshops new Content-Aware Scaling to widen up the image a bit. That thing is amazing! You can scale most images with this tool without distorting the subjects in your image. It’s not always perfect, but it worked great on this image. You can’t even tell!!