One Image That Explains It All...

Monday, April 28, 2008


Just made it back to Atlanta from Vegas today. Now I'm trying to switch my mind and body back over to Eastern time yet again. It was really hot out there and I made the mistake of not wearing sun block the first day during the engagement shoot and wedding rehearsal. Luckily the day before the wedding on Friday, Mrs. KNIGHT arrived with 50 spf and I was good to go. No more red cheeks or ears! Gotta love being married.

The first thing I do after shooting a wedding is to come home or back to the hotel and go through every single image one by one. I'm usually dead tired but when I walk through the door there's a bit of weird excitement that comes over me. I can't rest until I find the one image that has really captured the essence of the day. Sometimes its a unique shot of the couple, or a proud parent, or the wedding party. Other times its the dress, or the rings, or the bouquet.

For this wedding, I posted the image above. It wasn't just about the details of the shoes. Its what the composition shows when you look further. I had both shoes with me in the bridal suite before any of the bridal party arrived and I just couldn't figure out how to place them. So I left the room in search of better light. Soon I found an open balcony with an amazing view of the golf course. The golf course didn't really help but the pattern on the balcony floor did. I set the shoes down carefully as to not scratch or dirty them. Its then that I noticed my composition formed the shape of a heart. How cool!

The image of the heart sums up not only the wedding but the entire 5 days I was out in Vegas with this couple. The outpouring of love from the family and friends in attendance was truly evident. I consider it an honor that this couple asked me to shoot their wedding as personal friends. I felt like family the entire time. The best way I knew how to show them how honored I was? Work tirelessly to shoot their wedding with the love God has given me for His creations. After the wedding, some of the guests commented to me about my flexibility. With some of the positions I get in to shoot, pretty soon my stretching will allow me to do a complete split!

I still have a couple hundred images to sort through but I will post more images from this sweet wedding soon.

- KNIGHT
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12 comments:

Teka-Ann S. Haynes said...

U know what Ross, thats simply HOT! But even better its CREATIVE. It's ART! And I LOVE IT! See u & Brandi on the weekend.

clo said...

Hi Ross,
I have seen the picture of the brides shoes several times..... It would take you to pay attention to the little details and not be satisfied with the normal shot. Fantastic job.

Make sure Mrs Knight takes your picture when you start shooting in a SPLIT!!! LOL

"ROK Enthusiast" said...

Oh ROK .... I am ALWAYS AMAZED! I feel so happy just looking at that shot...

Angelique said...

Very creative indeed! I love the Sephia color tone. It makes your portraits more artistic and timeless.

Prudi Pru said...

I didn't know that shoes could look better on the ground sideways than on feet.

MacMarv said...

Anxious to see them bruh.

Anonymous said...

Striking...simply mesmerizing...love the composition, color...It's a classic. Good choice & great job!

Deitra said...

The composition of the shoes is wonderful -- simple and profound. And the clarity of detail in the shoes!

And AMEN on the flexibility note! I recently photographed a wedding for an entire day and I FELT IT ALL THE NEXT DAY! Significant Other is in another state so I'm going to have to invest in a massage and yoga lessons! LOL!

Natarsha said...

lol @ you being able to do a complete split pretty soon...

Marian Collins said...

The pictures are simply beautiful. I wish blessings to the gift you and your wife have as photographers. I appreciate the love you have given the Collins and Holmes family through, engagement, birthday, and wedding.
The charismatic personality you and your wife have will be an inspiration to every whom encounter your presence.
Marian Collins
Terry's Mom

Cherilyn said...

Wow... I want two pairs of those shoes One to wear, and one to put on a shelf and admire. :-) Great work

pravallika said...

iam new to blog....it inspired me to do well my job......gr8...thanx....