Best 100 Fearless Awards of 2023

The bride was getting close to finishing getting ready with her dress going on. I positioned myself to get the bridesmaid doing up the buttons. The window light into the hotel room was perfect without any interference from me; she was already in a great position. I shot a few detail photos of buttons getting done by the bridesmaid, and the bride's niece came in and lay on the bed to watch. Right away, I saw the chance to get a story from the whole scene. The little girl had been patiently waiting through all the make-up and hair prep, but as time went on, she started to get a little frustrated and clearly bored. The look of "Are you nearly ready yet? I'm bored" was perfect in this frame. The bride's mother had just taken a photo on her phone of the bride getting her dress on, and, looking at the photo, she looked very proud. Three stories in one frame, with some beautiful light falling on all subjects. When I took the photo, I knew right away that it was something special.