Tuesday Photo Numero Viisi | Martinborough Wedding Photography New Zealand

Signing the marriage certificate. It turns out that this is something that gets a little less focus in the USA, but over here it’s a crucial part of the wedding ceremony. I love this part, because I have a secret. I actually don’t mind too much about the signing; what I’m looking for is what’s happening between the bride and groom while the witnesses sign. It’s the moments in-between that tie the sweeter parts of life together.

Kiwi Brent and American Kathleen had about one minute to themselves while their witnesses signed their marriage certificate, and after capturing that, I had my lens on these two waiting for the moment I knew would happen. This is often when couples realise what has just that second taken place, and how momentous it is. This is what makes being a full time wedding photographer an important job. It would be easy to think that the slash of ink is the most important part to capture (and it is important) but knowing what’s coming up so I have the lens ready is certainly job number one.


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  • Alyssa SchroederJuly 23, 2013 - 9:24 am

    So cute! I love the signing for this part too. It’s just like this in Canada too.

  • ed peersJuly 23, 2013 - 10:15 am

    A beautiful moment captured so well Mary…

  • Luke HaydenJuly 23, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Beautiful photo Mary

  • Adam WardJuly 23, 2013 - 11:35 am

    Great capture, love what you’ve written to. It’s definitely one of those moments to keep an eye out for that connection between the bride and groom.

  • JustinJuly 23, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Nice capture, Mary!

  • smallJuly 23, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    so sweet!

  • Albert PalmerJuly 23, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    A beautiful smile!

  • tobiahJuly 23, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    A lovely happy photo!

  • Victor SaidovJuly 23, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    Wow! This is an amazing photo! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Heather KanilopoolosJuly 23, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous shot!

  • CarynJuly 24, 2013 - 2:46 am

    They look so happy! Perfect moment and gorgeous shot!

  • Matt - Brisbane PhotographerJuly 27, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Awesome shot!

  • Anton ChiaJuly 28, 2013 - 1:31 am

    Nice sweet moment!

  • Joseph HallAugust 22, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    Lovely shot : )