I love this picture of Samantha on her wedding day at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn. I was watching the scene unfold and shot this on my Fuji XT1 just before the bridal party lined up outside the ceremony room. An esteemed wedding photo journalist that I admire once described this kind of image as a "two minutes to go" picture.

Samantha is surrounded by her bridesmaids who are fixing their flowers, and chatting excitedly. Her dad is by her side ready to give her away, yet she is a million miles away. You can almost feel the anticipation as she gently bites her lip.

This was in a very dark corridor, and I was working the settings of my camera hard to make sure I got this shot (F1.4, 1/125sec @5000 ISO), but this moment is exactly what weddings are about, it is a "two minutes to go" picture.

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