December 2016

30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography

© Eclection Photography

It’s here… Rangefinder’s much-anticipated 30 Rising Stars Issue! The editors have pored over 200 submissions from extremely talented nominees from all over the world, whittling them down to a list of 30 honorees—including our cover shooter, Heather Shuker of Eclection Photography. We applaud all of this year’s Rising Stars and thank everyone for putting in all the time and effort to participate! Don’t miss the full online gallery, created by ShootProof: http://bit.ly/2gQ6rnf

To create the image that graces the December cover, Shuker and this couple, Tom and Lizzie, were taking portraits on a below-zero day. “I seem to recall suggesting that they move in a little closer to get warmer,” she says. “This moment came after a moment where they had both been laughing. I think Tom had whispered something to Lizzie (I often suggest this). This one is the final of eight frames taken over 30 seconds, which went from them laughing to a kiss, and then to this quiet moment.”