I’m always mindful at a wedding to make sure that my clients know that they’re there for their wedding day, and not a photo shoot. Taking time (as much as you can) allows them to enjoy and lose themselves in each other, without hammering home the “rush, rush, rush, shoot, shoot, shoot” mindset that can end up in tried and tested poses, just to get the shots in the can. Of course, I’ve found that a bride and groom need gentle guidance on where to stand, but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with taking your time and saying nothing. Silence doesn’t have to be awkward if you let your clients breathe. This particular shot was between “takes”, and where the real magic happens. I’ll sometimes set up a pose, with no intention of shooting it, just to catch those fleeting magical seconds afterwards, when they relax and become themselves. This was one of those times.