Photographed by The Kitcheners

Story

This moment was captured at Scotland’s famous Glencoe region on a dark and cloudy day not too far from the venue.
I’d scouted the area the day prior and picked out 3-4 backdrops for the portrait shoot so, after the ceremony, we jumped in the car and this was the 2nd location we drove to.

This photo was actually taken while we were walking downhill to a river location I’d scouted earlier. While we were walking and chatting away I noticed a beautiful backdrop behind them so I had to politely interrupt and set up the shot. I always pre-plan for portrait shoots but at the same time I’m always on the lookout for those ‘happy accidents’. Sometimes they can be the best shots!
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Directions

NaturalWalkingMovement

“Can you take his hand and slowly walk from ‘here’ to ‘there’. As you’re walking pretend I’m not here and every few seconds can you look up at the mountains behind me. That was perfect! if we could do the exact same thing one more time, that would be awesome!”
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsLow AngleOff Center

Don’t be afraid to try shooting from a lower perspective. It can sometimes be a more interesting perspective when there is a great backdrop behind them (eg. mountains or buildings in an urban environment).

Focusing

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

Soft LightDarkNatural LightCloudyBlue Hour

Equipment & EXIF

1/1600 f/2.0 ISO 100 WB AUTO

Camera

Nikon D750

Lens

Nikkor 35mm f/1.4

Additional Equipment

Pro-Mist Filter

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic The Kitcheners ‘Emotive’ presets

This image was edited with

The Kitcheners 'Emotive' presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Mountains United Kingdom

Glen Etive

Gualachulain Ballachulish PH49 4JA UK

Final tips & Advice

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The Kitcheners

Photographer Scotland Nikon D780 Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
We’re Dylan and Joanna and we’ve been photographing weddings and elopements since 2011. Lovers of the great outdoors, an adventure and meeting new people, it was our passion for all of these things that led us to find one another in Australia 11 years ago. We didn’t waste time, we got engaged after 3 months and tied the knot pretty soon after. It all happened pretty quickly but sometimes you just know when you know! For a long time we were both looking for a way to express ourselves creatively and after searching high and low we discovered that photographing people in love and their stories was what made our hearts race. We’re passionate about the real emotions, the honest moments and capturing how it all really felt. To us that’s what it’s all about! Today we live in Edinburgh, Scotland documenting elopements and weddings around the UK, Europe and further abroad.
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