Every so often, (ok, more often than not) the photographs we take evoke a feeling. It's what a photograph is meant to do - take you back to a time and place, reliving your emotions through the image.
If it's not you in the photograph, we hope that the image resonates what the person in it is feeling.
This particular moment was captured in the hours before the wedding ceremony began. The groom had arrived to the church early to help set things up, and then get himself ready. But in the midst of the preparations, Lori captured this moment where he sat down on the altar with his marriage certificate and surveyed the empty church. Alone with his thoughts (albeit short lived) on his wedding day.
It's not often we get the opportunity to focus on the groom, so I don't pretend to know what it was he was thinking. However, I imagine there were some nerves and anticipation in that "calm before the storm" moment. Regardless of what we perceive, the only person who truly knows what that moment was like is him.