When looking at this photograph, the ennobled femininity and striking beauty of our bride become instantly apparent. She speaks with her eyes; her gaze follows. It is as if she is saying “I am a woman. I am a queen. I gift my beauty to this world, serenity, and faith.”
I can’t speak for everyone, but this image fills me to the brim with a sense of pride. I feel proud of this bride, her natural beauty and majestic splendor. She makes me respect myself because I am too a woman.
I think every bride is a queen, but I feel that this particular photo is of a queen in a bride’s role and less the other way around. I salute our talented photographers for composing such a powerful portrait and catching the true essence of a woman. Notice how there is nothing superfluous in this picture. The floral arrangements act as a delicate background; their colors match the brightness of the shot overall. At first, I thought it was a floral shawl of some sort, but then I took a closer look and saw that these were real little flowers. And the dress? That’s a very becoming silk wedding gown. I would expect something like that from a queen.
Every bride should be proud of her wedding photographs. After all, you are a woman. You are a queen, and you deserve only the best in life.-Written by Tally Greenberg
Winner of Silver Distinction Award - Honors of Excellence in Bride Alone category in recognition of Michael Greenberg's Photographic Excellence from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 16x20 Print, Album and Film-making Annual Competition (2015).
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.