As a photographer, I’m always looking to capture that magical moment. It’s the moment when an emotion freezes in time and you’ve managed to paint a gorgeous picture with one click of the shutter. All your feelings and memories are wrapped up in a nice tidy package that eloquently conveys everything you remember about what was happening right then. It’s a perfect emotion. It’s a job well done. It’s a feeling of elation.
Sometimes, I set everything up and snap snap snap away and it takes awhile but I know when I press the shutter and look at the screen that I managed to get it. Nailed it. But sometimes, in the case of this gorgeous Nevada City wedding photo, I totally don’t realize it in the moment: I move on, not even recognizing that I captured something wonderful and it’s not until much later when I’m sorting through photos that I stop and smile and reflect and see something special and begin to love it.
I had no idea I took this photo when it happened.
This is a magical moment for me. I like this one.