Photographed by Chris & Ruth

Story

We took the ‘flying rug’ and went to the top of a snow-capped mountain for a quick photo :) We wish it was as easy as that! This image was taken during an after wedding session in Innsbruck-Austria. These guys grew up there and Alex is a professional snowboarder. As we were on our way, Alex called to tell us the cableway was closed due to loads of fresh snow and the danger of avalanches. We already thought about a plan B or to postpone the shoot. An hour later we checked the website again and it said, the cableway would be open in the afternoon. So back to plan A.

We took the cableway to the base station and had to walk the last 500m or so. The thermometer at the station showed -24°C (-11°F) (goodbye flower bouquet). There were only 2-3 other people around and we felt like we were on a different planet. Due to the temperature, we knew we would not be able to have more than 10-15 minutes for pictures. We scouted the best spots while our couple was waiting in the station. When we started we did 5 minutes of pictures, then 5 minutes of cuddling together (the 4 of us) to warm up and another 5 -10 minutes of pictures.

This shot was one of the last photos of the day. The last cableway was about to leave and they already blew the horn 5 minutes before but the light and the colors in the sky were insane. Thank god they waited for us. When we went down Chris had to realize he’s got black fingernails – they luckily recovered after a week.
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Directions

CalmHolding Each otherPlayfulSitting

“”Guys can you get really close together and touch each other with your foreheads. Alex can you stroke over Amelie’s cheek and then hold her head. now close your eyes both.””
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedMiddle ThirdsFull Body

If you are planning to do some “sitting poses“ it is super helpful to bring a blanket or something to sit on for the couple. Especially in a wedding dress people wouldn’t want to sit on the ground.

Focusing

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

Soft LightNatural LightBlue Hour

Equipment & EXIF

1/250 f/2.5 ISO 320 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Canon 24mm f/1.4 L

Flash / External Light

none

Flash / External Light Setup

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Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic CxR Preset

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CxR Preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Mountains Austria

Nordkette

Innsbruck, Austria

Final tips & Advice

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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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