Photographed by Hafenliebe Wedding Photography

Story

The couple and I met up and, open to everything, went out and about around the Port of Hamburg and the Speicherstadt. I knew that one of their favorite things to do was to take walks together and discover places. Especially in the Hamburg harbor area.

We passed this multi-story parking garage and somehow parking garages always have a special appeal to me. But the problem is, at least in Germany, that there is always a security guard somewhere who forbids access.

This time, however, we were in luck and so we could take a few photos in the parking garage and on the top floor. When we were at the top, I looked down and felt attracted by the architecture of the driveway. So we all headed down a floor or two. The whole scene already looked very cinematic to me.
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Directions

CalmHolding Each otherNaturalKissing

“”Picture this: you’ re in this parking garage. You had a wonderful day together, but unfortunately one of you has to leave town for over a month. Both of you have parked your cars here, but on different decks. So unfortunately your ways have to part right here, this will be the last kiss for some time.””
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedLeading LinesSymmetryNatural Frames

Always consider the surroundings, what possibilities are there to frame the couple or to place them in such a way that lines lead to them. Also pay attention to color contrasts.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on Couple’s bodies Live View Single Shot
Light & Weather

Soft LightBrightNatural LightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/320 f/2.0 ISO 800 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

Editing

This image was edited with

Hafenliebe - For The Hearts Still Beating Pack 02 - All Colors Are Beautiful Base 02

Challenges & Solutions

Location

parking garage Germany

Parkhaus

Große Reichenstraße 14, 20457 Hamburg

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Hafenliebe Wedding Photography

Photographer Hamburg, Germany Sony A9 35mm
Hey, I’m Björn, nice to meet you. Throughout my life, I’ve had a number of jobs. Some were fun, others not so much. However, I understood from quite early on that I had to do things my way and do things that were fun and fulfilling for me, so that I wouldn’t feel dull. Sadly, I experienced that my dad lived for work, and didn’t work for living. He had to leave way too early. I don’t want that kind of life for myself. A few years ago I found myself on the verge of a burnout and started looking for alternatives, fortunately photography found me. Working full-time in photography for about ten years, I now can say: I’m very fortunate and privileged to have found this passion in myself and a way to make a living off it.
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