If you have heard of assisted-photojournalism, this is exactly what happened here. I'm sure most of you are familiar with the term photojournalism, but most likely never heard of assisted-photojournalism. This is how a photographer would position the subjects in a specific location or a better lighting situation that would work in the photographer's favor and let the moments naturally unfold afterward. This photograph was taken when the both brides were getting ready at an AirBnb. When I noticed he mirror at the door entrance, I instantly thought I could create something that tells a story. As soon as Tessa went upstairs, I placed the the bride Rose right outside the door so she can be reflected in the mirror. The rest of the work is just anticipating the moment to happen when Tessa comes downstairs. And when the shutter was clicked, I knew I had got the perfect shot. Although both brides did not intend to have a first look on their wedding day since they went to shop the dresses together, this became a much desirable alternative for their "first look" photo. In the end, it also ended up in a whole page of their wedding album that tells a complete story!
Location: 2323 Franklin Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102.Keywords: first look (3), gay wedding (3), photojournalism (3), same sex (3).