This image was taken in July of 2013, and I don’t think I will ever forget that sunset. Every time I blinked, the sun danced with the clouds and the colors of the sky in a different way. Looking back through my images, quite literally every frame contains different tones and hues, ranging from blues and purples to oranges, yellows and pinks. More amazing is that my camera time-stamp shows that all of this happened in 8 minutes.
My favorite from those eight minutes is the image shown below. Erin and Curt walked out on the docks, and as I settled in with my gear and my assistant moved to just the right spot where I needed the light to be placed, this happened.
I can’t say for sure that they were saying a prayer, but that is one of the things that I just love about this image. It also tells me that they are about to have an incredible life together, as the clouds are clearing while the sun sets in the distance.
Powerful images have the ability to tell a story all of their own, while letting the viewer add to that story based on their own personal experiences that the image brings to their mind.