This was captured on a recent trip to Israel. We stayed with friends in Hebron on top of a large hill overlooking the Judaean Valley. This solder was one of the soldiers that looks after the settlement. He came for coffee at my friends little cafe and went to stood at the edge just staring over the valley. Their dog went to sit with him. I was mesmerized with this moment as I took the photo, him unaware of the emotions he stirred within me.
Finding the beauty around me is why I love photography. To capture a moment that is unexpected and vulnerable. I had the opportunity to assist another photographer at 3 weddings last year before I did my first solo wedding October 2016 The excitement of the bride, the awe and tears in the grooms eye and the emotion of the brides dad when they see her in her dress. The beauty of landscapes, the power of the sea, the majestic brilliance of a mountain, and the story on a face and the sheer stealth in a lions stare. This is why I love photography and to capture these type of moments!