Ok, so… moments matter. I’ve been in this mode lately of evaluating what is authentic to me and what is not. And of course this rolls over into my everyday job of working with all kinds of images, the majority of which are of weddings. Today I was going over a Big Sky wedding at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge from last spring preparing some images for publication. Authentic moments have been jumping out at me. Moments are fleeting and are existent only for a very brief period of time.
Years ago one of my great mentors told me this: that albeit brief, each moment has a beginning, a middle and an end. And also that in between the end of each moment and the beginning of the next there is this little tiny space. This really set me to thinking. Wow!!! even a brief moment has a beginning, a middle and an end! As I contemplated this I found myself looking for those spaces between moments when I was photographing. Little spaces when my subject was in-between moments and not presenting something to me. Ah ha… maybe I could see and capture something of their real self, something that was more authentic than the human nature of presenting a ‘front’ like a protective shield identity. Yeah, I know it’s pretty ‘out there’, BUT… I think there is something to it.
Here are a collection of images from that wedding that tell me something about moments, and how MOMENTS MATTER. Some are lighthearted, some are quiet, others emotional and some are just down right sweet. Enjoy!