I was photographing a wedding in downtown Milwaukee when this image appeared to me. Guests were just starting to arrive and I had a few minutes to take a short break at the back of the church and check on some of my equipment. While I was back there I saw a family member arrive and take a seat in a pew towards the back. He started praying, for the couple and their marriage I am assuming. He stayed there and prayed for a number of minutes before joining the rest of the guests. A simple reminder to me that we don’t always see those who are looking out for us and keeping us in their thoughts and prayers.
Darrin Ballman is currently traveling through Europe photographing a dozen different small wine producers as they harvest their 2014 crop. You can help fund Darrin’s travels, win prizes, order prints, and book your spot at the Cincinnati reception debuting his photographs from the trip by clicking here.
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