The essence of my photography style is to capture the soul of a person – I really want those moments that make up the reality of the wedding day. When editing images, I prefer a simple approach, not believing in “over-editing” in Photoshop – similar to my belief that too much “make-up” can take away the beauty of a person. This image is one of those examples – it’s a great moment – shown in black and white to keep the mind on the feeling and composition. Other than subtle dodging and burning and a normal RAW post processing adjustment, I prefer to work exactly as I worked with film – compose well, capture with correct exposure, and print accordingly. It keeps the integrity of the photograph. I also love layering – enjoying the framing aspect of this photograph by using the edge of a bridesmaid in the foreground of the image.
Wedding: The Greenbrier – White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, a company which specializes in photojournalism and fine art printing. Rob prides himself on a classic, intuitive, heartfelt documentation with the utmost in visual integrity. He has documented many destination weddings throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as Charlottesville weddings at many of our outstanding local venues. Rob loves imagery that fails to go in and out of style and personal touches that make each wedding unique.