Our photographer, Michael, captured this emotional moment at an Italian wedding in Montreal. The image took an accolade from the WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers International) competition back in 2009, and it remains one of our favorite photographs to date.
In this image, the groom is dancing with his mother and holds his head close to hers. If you look carefully, you can see the Mom is crying. It is that tender expression of love that steals the hearts of everyone who sees this photograph. Not in focus, but in the background is the bride. Yet, this moment belongs only to the dancing pair.
To get this shot, Michael bounced the light from his flash directly off the wall about 20 feet away. He also bounced the light off people, tables, pillars and everything in between. The light came back landing softly on the mother and her son in a beautiful, almost natural way.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.