Photographed by Chris & Ruth

Story

This image was taken during one of our all-time favorite Styled Shoots. Back then we used to live in Munich, Germany. We got the idea for this shoot when we accidentally passed by a camel farm in Bavaria! Did you guys know there were camels in Germany? Us neither!

This immediately leads to the idea of a Moroccan themed wedding shoot. We told all our favorite wedding vendors about the idea and they were in! Then we went to all the flea markets in order to buy old rugs. We organized this amazing dress which is a real Boho dream. The beautiful couple (which was not a couple) but damn, they look good together! Of course, we organized 2 camels for pictures as well. We wanted to create a whole story – from the ceremony till the first dance, with a couple of sessions at sunset plus two camels. A lot of organizations as you can imagine. We’ve found a date, found a beautiful place for the ceremony and the couple shoot, but where should we do the first dance? When we went home from location scouting we again, accidentally passed an old barn. We went to the farm to ask the owner if it was okay if we set up a light installation at his old barn door to take photos. He was obviously confused about us but offered us to use his plugs for the lights. The setup turned out so beautiful that we thought we should do a cool shot, just standing under the light chains before dancing.
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Directions

CalmPosedSeriousLooking into the cameraStanding apart

“”Guys, get in the middle of the door, right under the light chains. Would you get next to each other and hold hands in the middle. Leave a little gap between you. Now look in the camera.. like a cool look – don’t smile for this one.””
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Composition

Center FramedLeading LinesFull BodySymmetryNatural Frames

Whenever you find a location with symmetric elements or leading lines pointing to the middle, a simple but cool shot like this one should be on your list.

Focusing

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

Artificial LightDarkNightLanterns

Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/1.8 ISO 1000 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L

Flash / External Light

none

Flash / External Light Setup

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Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic CxR Preset

This image was edited with

CxR Preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Barn Germany

Valley, Bavaria, Germany

83626 Valley, Deutschland

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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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