“Image of the Day” on Spare The Details website

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I was honoured to have one of my recent wedding photos selected to be the “Image of the Day” on the new “Spare The Details” photo blog – a website that aims to bring the focus back to people pictures in wedding photography, rather than concentrating on details, cakes, decorations and table settings, as many wedding blogs seem to do.

The image that was chosen was from Nina & Ryan’s London wedding photography at the Institute of Directors in London – it’s a documentary image that shows two small boys playing on the grand staircase shortly after the wedding ceremony.

It’s a simple image – one of those photos where you observe a moment and try to capture it. As well as being about the relationship between the two boys, I like the unusual high angle (I was upstairs on the mezzanine floor looking down), and the pattern of the stair carpet which almost acts like a studio backdrop.

Wedding photography for me is all about moments like this – I love to shoot posed images, but there is a special satisfaction in noticing and capturing a fleeting moment like this that would otherwise probably have gone unnoticed and unrecorded. And as a Surrey wedding photographer it’s nice to have my work showcased at a national level as well.

Spare the Details Image of the Day Chris Mann 21-03-13