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June's Featured Photo of the Month!

Title: These boots are made for walking ... down the aisle

Taken: May 14th, 2016 in Bristol, Rhode Island

Shot with: Nikon D-750 camera body,

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens.

Shot at: 29 mm, 1/200 sec at f / 16, ISO 160

You can tell a lot about a bride and groom by the details that come to define their wedding day.

For some couples, it's the photo booth that stands out. To me, that means the couple are a caring group with a lot of friends who can be silly and easygoing.

For others, it's an elaborate centerpiece or cake topper or any one of a thousand different little items that reflect their personality and personal style.

For Krystal and Ian's wedding last month, the wedding detail that stood out the most to me (by far) was Krystal's boots.

On a day where this couple pledged their love and undying devotion to each other in a beautiful religious ceremony at Colt State Park that was serious in nature and tone and spiritually uplifting, that this bride had a pair of beautiful boots on under her dress, to me, signified that, deep down, she's still got her own internal personality and spirit that only a select few get to see.

As I got to know Krystal and Ian, I could tell this was the perfect representation of their personalities. The two are incredibly serious and adult when they need to be but, when the time is right, they can let loose with the best of them.

And that's something I will always cherish about weddings and about shooting couples as a whole. There is a lot of inner psychology that you'll never know about if you don't pay attention and get to know your bride and groom as more than just another circled date on the calendar.

So, yes, while there may be hundreds of more intimate or serious photos out there to show off their relationship, this, to me, is the one that does the job best.

And if the job of a photograph is to tell a story, well, I think this one does that in spades.

Beyond the Lens: A blog by Paul J. Spetrini

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