11th place in Getting Ready

Wedding Photographer Dennis Crider of Ohio, United States
Ohio, United States

Dennis Crider

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Wedding photographer Dennis Crider, was awarded 11th place in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2014 Q1 Photography Contest.

Photographer's Comment

Random moments like these are simple yet mean so much to a bride and her friends. Taking this image wasn't meant to be artistic but yet received as a moment held dear to my clients. Dialing in my settings for a shot, a friend reached over and fixed a misplaced hair. That's when I knew it would be a great shot and took it. I felt like I captured the beauty of the getting ready and love for a bride and her last moments before getting married. It may have been her mother, but I don't remember. My face was smashed against the back of a camera.


  • The simplicity of this photograph and the simplicity of the moment is great. You don't need to see the person doing the touching to know that they care for the bride. And, the off-center composition is a nice balance to the photo as well as the overall pastel color of the image.

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