How I Shot This

Photographed by Chris & Ruth


These guys celebrated an intimate Elopement in Mauritius. They’ve had their beach ceremony at sunset and after that, the lanterns were supposed to be released. However, the weather suddenly changed and it has started to rain. We decided to do the lanterns during the “After Wedding Shoot“ that was scheduled for the day after. So the next day we went out for an adventurous location scouting just the two of us. Over and over again we found ourselves lost in a labyrinth of sugar cane fields. Our target was the cliffs of Le Souffleur. Once we made it to the cliffs we knew it was the ideal place for the shoot. Fast forward.. the couple session at the cliffs was finished and the time had come for the lanterns. From that moment we were only observing because it was something meaningful for the couple. We realized it was meant to be to have the lanterns the day after since this spot was way more private and beautiful than the beach spot the day before.
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“„Ok guys, just enjoy the moment when you release the lantern.. just look after the lantern and enjoy! Forget about us – you don’t have to look at the camera at all. Just enjoy the moment“”
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Think about your horizon lines first to make sure you don’t cut any heads. And don’t forget to shoot portrait, when the lantern rises too high for landscape.


Single Point Focused on The Grooms face Single Shot Autofocus
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Light & Weather

DarkMoodyNatural LightCloudyEveningLanterns

Equipment & EXIF

1/160 f/1.6 ISO 1250 WB Auto


Canon 5D Mark III


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom Classic CxR Preset

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CxR Preset

Challenges & Solutions
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Beach / Coastal Mauritius

Le Souffleur Cliffs, Mauritius

Le Souffleur, Mauritius

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Chris & Ruth

Photographer Spain Canon 5DMk4 Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
Hey y’all, good to have you here! We are a husband and wife photographer team focused on wedding photography. The last few years have been an incredible ride and we were able to travel all around the globe doing what we love the most – shooting weddings! We found our happy place on the Balearic Island Mallorca where we restored an old house. There are so many good stories and experiences we’ve made and we’re happy to share some of them with you over here! Cheers Chris and Ruth
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