Why I Love this Photograph
Why I love this Photograph? In short the eye contact, the babies glare from his beautiful deep blue eyes are almost hypnotic and it is difficult to avert your eyes once you meet his glare. I spend a huge portion of my time as a documentary wedding photographer trying to capture these moments. This particular image was taken in the Surrey village of Hartfield of A.A. Milne fame where he wrote Winnie the Pooh. The wedding was based in the gardens of the brides parents home a mere stones throw from Pooh Bridge!
I had been scanning the garden for an interesting image, the light was starting to fade so I knew that I didn’t have long left before I either resorted to using my trusty flash which doesn’t have the same natural feel. I soon caught the attention of a man and his young baby who were sat in a quiet observance of each other. I didn’t want to startle either of them so I approached with an air of caution camera in hand waiting for the decisive moment to unveil. Looking back at the images that I took that day just before this image I shot a photograph from slightly further back which has a slightly more documentary feel to it. They then both caught my movement so once that my cover was blown I grasped the opportunity to set up the frame for this portrait that you can see. The eye contact is perfect and I instantly new that I had captured a wonderful moment. A second later and it would naturally have a different feel to the mood and atmosphere of the shot. For me right at this point there is magic dust in the air and this is why I Love being a Photographer.