Atypical on every level, this wedding portrait of our Scottish couple won a Silver Distinction Award and a First Place Prize in Bride and Groom Together Category - Honors of Excellence from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 16x20 Print Annual Competition. A little drama goes a long way!
Sitting apart in an open space surrounded by the withering Mexican feather grass, the couple is in anticipation of the upcoming late summer storm. You can see how the sun rays are hitting the tips of the ornamental grass, and some of the sunlight beams along with patches of blue sky are still visible through the darkening clouds.
What’s interesting about this image is how the cloud formations create a feeling of movement, while the remaining available light brings about a sense of the calm before the storm. Michael Greenberg who skillfully captured this moment took advantage of the striking changes in natural elements of light, shadows, and wind. Sometimes all it takes is an adventurous bride and groom and a little bit of imagination.This photograph is one of Michael’s favorites. Although almost a decade old, it is a constant reminder that a difference in results in wedding photography comes from genuinely doing something different every time.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.