Ana is very close to her mom, who was by her side all morning while she got ready in the hotel in Granada, Nicaragua. Often brides will use their bridal party or their best friends to help with everything in the getting ready room, but for Ana there was no question her mom was going to be the one to help her into her dress. When I’m in the room with brides getting into their dresses I always insist on staying, but trying to say on her backside so there’s no threat of my taking a picture that will not be useful later. In all the years that I have stayed in the room, I have done so because the moments that transpire between everyone there while the bride becomes the bride can be really touching and emotional. It fits my style perfectly. But I have also always wanted something a little different that told the story of the dress going on. And in this one I think I’ve got it, this is just a perfect shot to me.
Location: Granada, Nicaragua.