the power of anticipation

Charlotte Wedding Photographer - Nathan Abplanalp (1)

What happens next, what led them here. The master photographers know that anticipation is one of the strongest elements you can insert into your photographs. It is the question that the photograph asks you yet never fully answers. The anticipation for resolution. I think that all great photographs have some form of anticipation in them. This is why, in wedding photography, the moment before the kiss is often far more impactful than the photo of the actual kiss. It is a crescendo of emotions and movement that create a visually dynamic image.

Other photographs include it in a much more subtle way. By carefully crafting the idea in your mind you can create a photograph that creates anticipation with spontaneity. This photograph was created for a Ballet inspired fashion shoot for Charlotte Wedding Magazine. It was a spontaneous thought that I had to showcase the back of the custom dress made by Caden Couture. Obscuring the model’s face and having her pose in a manner that leans to one side created a sense of anticipation as if she is waiting for something or someone with eagerness.

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Magazine Feature: Carolina Bride

We are so honored to be featured in the newest issue of Carolina Bride! Our bride, Jenny Flynn Schmidt, was featured on page 13 in an article about make-up called “Get Her Look” along with our very own ad featuring our bride, Alexa Waggoner:

One of our favorite couples, Dedria & Phillip, were featured in the Engagement section on page 16:

Erin & Shurn’s carnival themed wedding was featured in the “Wedding Story” section beginning on page 32:

Austin & Alexa’s wedding was included in the “Wedding Albums”on page 122:

We shot the photo for Lily Greenthumb’s ad on page 87 and last but not least, our very own wedding was featured in the “Business Spotlight” section on page 129:

Thanks again to the staff at Carolina Bride for supporting our photography!

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