So is a photographer supposed to have favourites, can you have a favourite couple, should you advertise this? I don't really know. Do I care? Well this is more complex, obviously I never want to upset a client, so yes. Ok so now I have that sorted, I don't have a favourite couple, however I am definitely allowed a favourite photograph.
Ok, so why is this my favourite picture this year? It isn't technically demanding, it was shot using 3 speed lights and a soft box (if any photographers reading this care). The composition is off, the kiss has missed its mark and the background dancers are exposed too much. So with all these issues; why on gods green earth is this my favourite picture this year?
One simple reason, passion!
Now I wanted to leave this article there but I've been told that I shouldn't. Passion and emotion are why I make pictures, I've spent thousands of pounds, dollars and hours learning to capture emotive photographs for people to cherish.
This photograph symbolises raw passion to me, its a moment two people share briefly, for them it was a fleeting moment, one of many that they shared during the day, they didn't realise I was there and didn't remember it happening at all. The power of a photograph is to immortalise that moment.
Photographs like this are the reason I own a camera.