• Beach
  • calm
  • Center Framed
  • Cloudy
  • Field
  • full body
  • grass
  • High Angle
  • Lying
  • Middle Thirds
  • Natural Light
  • Outdoor
  • Posed
  • sand dunes
  • Soft Light

The story behind the image

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This photoshoot was the first shoot we did after quarantine. Most of the weddings for 2020 got postponed or canceled and we were super keen to create something beautiful again. When Galia Lahav asked us if we could imagine using one of their dresses for upcoming projects we were not quite sure if their style would fit ours until we saw this amazing gown! Actually, we had to convince them to send over this dress since it is very edgy and therefore probably not a big seller. However, we were like – this one or nothing. When Maria (the bride) was wearing it we were all blown away! Whenever we do creative projects we always want to try out something new. We want to inspire others, improve our skills, and raise the bar a bit higher. This photoshoot is very “Fashion“ inspired and that’s why the dress was such a big thing for us. As for the posing we also wanted it very unconventional and we took many inspirations from Fashion photography. One of our main inspiration was an old Mango campaign.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

First, we asked Reece to lay down in the grass.. after that we put Maria in front and slightly below him. We told Maria to lean back and lay down her head on Reece’s chest. We asked Maria to bring up her arm and lay her head back into her puffy sleeves and to close her eyes. We asked Reece to turn his head towards Maria and to smell her hair.

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What did you say?

“Maria could you lay your head back down into the puffy sleeves as if it was a pillow. Now Reece turn your head towards Maria and sniff on her hair.“

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Tone of Directions



We chose a dune with nice grass and a clean background. The body centers of our couple are exactly in the middle of the frame. We took the picture in a standing position in order to achieve kind of a top view. We didn’t want a horizon in the frame.. we wanted the couple to be surrounded by the dunes.

The 35mm lens allowed us to picture the couple full body and together with the top view it created a special dynamic in the picture.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

Our focus point was on Maria’s head since she’s in the center of the image and slightly in front. Both of their heads are almost on the same line so Reece would not fall out of focus even though using an aperture of 1.8. We used live-view mode.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

Her Face

Equipment &

Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
1/320 @ f/1.8 ISO160 WB-Auto

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

We’ve had an overcast sky at this moment so the light was kind of soft and flat. The sun was slightly behind us so we had the couple illuminated from the front.

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Light Type

Natural Light



Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

Since the light was equal due to cloudy sky, we didn’t need a lot of adjustments. We used our CxR Preset to give the pic the color look we love. We increased the whites to create a bit more contrast.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Preset Used


“Laying poses“is always quite challenging! Not every pose looks good with everyone… If the couple does not feel comfortable the pose can look very stiff. Also, it was a challenge for us to find the right angle.

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We took the time to find the right pose.. don’t get nervous or give your couple the feeling something is wrong. Try out different angles and lenses until you’re happy with the result. If it’s still not working out, don’t try to force it.. just try something else.

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Location Name

Platja de Muro

Location aDDRESS

Platja de Muro, Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Spain

Loation Type

Beach / Coastal



Choose different sources of inspiration to keep improving your skills and to protect yourself from running in circles. Don’t get your inspiration just from wedding photography. Also, this will help to develop your own unique style. Don’t be scared to break with conventions! Everything is allowed!

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