• Blue Hour
  • Bridge
  • calm
  • Dance
  • eclipse
  • Evening
  • moon
  • Mountains
  • platform
  • simple
  • Slightly Cloudy
  • slow
  • solar eclipse
  • String Lights
  • symmetrical

The story behind the image

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We are living in Quebec city and on June 10, 2021, a Solar Eclipse happened, and was all hyped up. We were doing this really intimate elopement wedding a few days after and I had the idea to add a “moon” to remember this day.

The location was so beautiful and I was trying a new edit (going away from the sunset and everything kind of yellow) and this idea just came to me on the spot, the shot was planned like this, but in photoshop I felt like something was missing. Took me like 4minutes to do the edit and be 100% sure of it. (never that fast normally)
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

We simply said to our couple to dance in the middle like it was the last dance of their life. We put a cute wedding song (thinking out loud or something like that) on a Bluetooth speaker and let the music play. It’s something we almost always do. This time everything was even more than perfect.

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What did you say?

Okay guys, just dance like it was your last dance together but stick in the middle. We are Symmetry addicts

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We followed the rule of thirds as well as tried to compose this to accentuate the symmetry. We are often trying to fill 1/3 of the frame with the sky leaving the last 2/3 to fill with the ground & the subjects as this creates a harmonious balance between the two while giving more emphasis to the subjects. I generally don’t like shooting 50/50 in terms of splitting the frame. Finally, we chose to shoot this wide since we really wanted to capture a lot of the environment for the couple to remember.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

The Focus was on the couple with a single-point autofocus (on my Canon R6). I always use this focus option when I’m not doing portraits (auto eye focus). Pretty easy. The hard part is simply taking the time you need and enjoying the whole thing.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

on the brides dress

Equipment &

Canon R6
Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4
1/200 @ f/2.8 ISO50 WB-cloudy

The way the EXIF is written out follows the common photographic method (with the inclusion of White Balance at the end). Here it is broken down:

Shutter Speed @ Aperture ISO White Balance.

Light & Weather

As the sun was behind the mountains, we simply placed our couple in the middle and made sure that we had our exposure. Since the sun was blocked by the mountains, it meant that we were shooting in the shade which is really easy & beautiful light to work with. The sky was also a bit cloudy which we really like, and made editing a little easier too.

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Light Type

Natural Light



Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

We built our own presets from a lot of popular ones, AuthenticLove, Meridien, HenryDiary, etc… in this shot, we were looking for a blue hour kind of look to get out of the usual “Sunset yellow” kind of edit. We’ve merged another photo that we did from a moon and we cropped a part of it to fit the environment.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Preset Used
Custom Presets


The biggest challenge was not asking for more. Let us explain. Most of the time, when a shoot is so “wow” you want to take so many photos of it to make sure it’s perfect. For this one, we took like 5 of these shots and moved on.

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The only solution to this is self-control when things are just too beautiful. Working on a lot of weddings will help you. Times is the only option.

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Location Name

LAGÖM in Maelstrom Mountains

Location aDDRESS

82 chemin du Moulin, Lac-Beauport G3B 0C9

Loation Type




Let the couple be themselves and try to use the environment as much as possible. A few wide shots are always amazing. Going for a 2/3 sky ratio is always perfect too for a minimalistic shot.

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