Harrogate Wedding Photographer
My photo ‘True Men Cry’ was entry number 4990, so out of thousands and thousands of international photographs to be chosen First Prize Winner in Wedding Category by TZIPAC is beyond incredible. I am truly touched and so very proud, I can barely put it into words.
TZ International Photography and Art Community (TZIPAC) is an organisation that is dedicated to the celebration of beautiful photography from around the world – recognising and introducing amazing artists from all walks of life.
My love for what we do and what we believe in at Avenue White has just gotten stronger by achieving such a fantastic compliment.
Emotions from men move me. It did since I was a little girl, I’ve seen my dad cry only on rare occasions and something has been wakened inside of me. The love that men can feel is unique. Every time I see it, it makes me want to stay in that moment. This is the reason why I am the one starting every wedding day taking pictures of the Groom and his men, while my husband Jonny is shooting the bridal preparations. People always think, that the Bride is the nervously excited party. I don’t agree.
On the morning of this wedding last summer in Beckwithshaw, Glenn wanted to get ready on his own and meet me and all the groomsmen at the Smith Arms for a calming pint. Seeing that the pub is right opposite the church in which Joanna and Glenn were going to marry, it would have been rude not to.
As family and friends started turning up, tears were already flowing. Glenn composed himself with the help of his best man, his brother and we headed to the church to greet all the guests.
As the groomsmen were standing outside the church emotions got high once again and as Glenn, his brother and their dad all started crying I was lost in the moment. What I didn’t know at this point was that this was going to be one of the most emotional weddings -apart from our own when we made 120 guests cry- I had the honour to be part of.