Sad Dance

Uploaded: August 23, 2007


This was taken at our last wedding. I'm not sure what is wrong with this young lady, but there was definitely something physically wrong and I fear that it's terminal. When the brides father started to dance with her, several people around us were crying hard. And not the obvious 'happy' tears either. I took about a dozen shots of these two dancing and each one breaks my heart every time I look at them and I don't even know the story. My wife took a photo of her dancing with another guy and he was openly crying when doing so. Just heartwrenching. So very very sad.


Emily E. Bem August 23, 2007

Okay, I'm going to cry now...
What a treasure you have here. I'm sure they will be so happy to have these captures....
Wonderful capture of emotion.... #721258

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 23, 2007


Very well done Christopher.

Dominick #4687432

Rahul Sharma August 23, 2007

Sad story.... but really a wonderful capture of emotions.... perfect composition and tones.... #4687439

Cindy Harter August 23, 2007

You have such a gift of capturing moments as they happen.. I am a HUGE fan of your work! This is just another great one!! #4687666

Sherri Gorman August 23, 2007

I can feel the emotion you've captured!!! Great composition and colors!!! #4687756

Angie Sidles level-classic August 23, 2007

I definately agree with Sherri, the minute I looked at this image and before I read your comments, I felt sad. You really have captured the emotion here.

Such a sad story, but you did an excellent job and I am sure the family will treasure the moment you have captured in the photos forever! Great job Christopher. #4687907

cheryl m. phillips August 23, 2007

You are so great at capturing the emotion of the moment you are in, Christopher.
Very nice job here...
~cheryl #4688156

Michelle L. Frick August 23, 2007

Now we are all going to cry Chris. I am sure they will treasure this photo always, and be grateful you caught this special moment. #4688305

Beverly A. Wright August 23, 2007

It was wonderful of you to capture this
moment! I'm sure it will be greatly
appreciated. Such a sad sstory to read
about. Very EMOTIONAL. This is truely
a great capture Chris!!! #4688596

Kimi A. Phillips August 23, 2007

Beautifully done, Chris. You definately achieved capturing the emotion. Heart-wrenching. #4688821

August 23, 2007

So much emotion captured here. I just want to know so much about what is going on. Why are they sad? Is she sick? Will she get better?
Beautiful composition and lighting of this tender moment. #4689100

Amanda Chapman August 24, 2007

Oh my! My eyes certainly are tearing up right now...what a touching story :(

I'm sure to most, this will be the most special photo taken that day of the wedding ♥ #4692115

Wendy Bristol August 24, 2007

You definitely have the gift of capturing emotion in your work. The whole spectrum---from joy to deep sadness.

And you mangage to get all the technical stuff right at the same moment.


Joan Kocak August 25, 2007

beautifully illustrates the power of photography. #4696832

Sheila K. Floyd August 25, 2007

Well Chris that's just about all I needed to bring on my waterworks tonight. It's a beautifully emotive capture for whatever their reason was. #4697594

Kelly A. Gooch September 06, 2007

Wow Christopher this really brought tears to my eyes, I feel the pain in her eyes. It makes me realize everyday on this earth is precious! Great job once again capturing the moment! #4756724

Allison Gaulin September 11, 2007

I am not a really emotional person, but this nearly brought a tear down my face. You have told a story here, with only your image. Well done. #4779381

Crystal L. Craig September 12, 2007

Absolutely heart wrenching display of deep sorrow. Thank you for sharing this very special and sacred moment, my heart just aches from looking at this photo. Wow. Very well captured. #4783508

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