Every picture a story: The Light / by Joshua Tomalin

This is an image from the very first wedding that I photographed and there are two reasons why it is a favourite of mine. Firstly, Rachel is just about to walk to into the ceremony and her mixture of nerves and happiness are just adorable.

Secondly, I've spent a lifetime using light to tell stories - it is central to all of the images I make. Sometimes you have to chase it and sometimes it comes to you. When I got home from the wedding, kicked off my shoes and looked through the photos, I stopped when I came to this one.

I knew then I wanted to be a wedding photographer.