How to you get a sense of a place? To capture that is part of the job of a wedding photographer.Wide angle is the way to go. This is not the definitive portrait of Jeremy and Allie. No, it is a portrait of the setting, a heritage building. The United Church in Birsay Saskatchewan means a lot to Jeremy and his family.
I would also call this picture a tribute to David Ziser a photographer from Cincinnati Ohio who has been doing wedding and portrait work for the past 30 years. On his blog, Digital Protalk, he's featured a number of pictures in this vain and I’ve tried to imitate that look. This is my attempt. No one would mistake it for David Ziser’s work, but then, I’m not him.
Digital Protalk, by the way, is a wonderful learning resource for any photographer. I check it out almost every day.