Candid (of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject's knowledge.
One of my favorite things to do is get candid shots of people being real, hence the term candid. I think it's a wonderful accomplishment to feel like the "essence" of a person had been captured. At our most recent wedding shoot, we had three photographers and an assistant throughout the day. I was relegated to the male getting ready shots, while Kerry took care of the beautiful ladies. We took roughly 1800 shots over the course of 2 days and the final product consisted of 600 dang-near perfect pics and a beautiful video from Animoto.com. Here are my two favorite "getting-ready" shots from Adam and Kassi's wedding.