A Photo a Week: Anticipation


If you ask a child, waiting is not fun. However, most adults have learned the value of savoring the feeling while waiting for something good to happen. In my research to be a good wedding photographer, I learned that most brides lament the lack of pictures of the couple kissing. However, I find the moment before the kiss is actually a better shot. You can feel the anticipation and joy in the moment. (And there’s the added bonus that the couple’s faces aren’t obscured by being squished into each other.)


This shot was taken at Heathrow Airport many years ago when I traveled to England with two very good friends. We were waiting for the rest of our luggage to make its way off the plane, onto the conveyor belt, and into our anxious hands so that we could truly begin our adventure.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

A Word a Week Challenge: Technology

technology_wpNot a super high-level technology, but one that sure comes in handy during a photo shoot. I love that my husband is willing to do crazy things (like lie on the ground and position a reflector just perfectly) so that I can get the shot I want. Just in case you’re wondering how it worked, here’s the result.

technology2_wpFor more from this challenge, visit A Word a Week Challenge: Technology.