The photo above is probably my favourite posed wedding photo of the year, and close to being my favourite lit photo that I’ve taken. I captured it last Saturday at Maryborough Hotel and Spa in Cork, towards the end of Martina and Eric’s lovely wedding. I had previsualized it long before I took it, and, unlikely and all as it seems, it turned out pretty much as I had hoped. In my previsualization, having not yet met the bride or groom, I didn’t know how they would look in the photo, nor indeed if they would be willing to oblige me with one last posed shot before their first dance. In fact I first previsualized this shot a few weeks after taking a similar photo in the same setting over two years ago. That photo was one I was happy with, and more importantly one the bride and groom that day were happy with, but I felt I could light it better. On Saturday I got my chance with a willing couple, a dry evening and just the right amount of lights switched on in Maryborough House, and two years on I think it was worth the wait. How I did it, briefly, is below.