Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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This was the unconventional wedding ceremony for a couple that hosted their small wedding in the deserts of Morocco with just their immediate family by their side.
The couple were very private and didn’t want to follow the typical wedding traditions so they found a quiet, hidden spot at the venue and shared letters with one another that they wrote earlier that same morning. It was a really beautiful and emotional moment so we were very respectful of this and didn’t want to get too close or cause too much distraction.
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Location

Location Name

https://www.berberlodge.net

Location aDDRESS

berber lodge marrakech DOUAR OUMNES, TAMESLOTH, MARRAKECH

Country

Morocco

Location TYPE

Wedding / Event Venue

Equipment

Camera

Nikon D750

Flash

None

Lens

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

Lens Filter

None

Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

During
the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Directions

Tags

Calm Gentle Natural

Description

We’d scouted the venue the day prior to find a spot for their letter exchanging ceremony and we found a hidden archway not too far away from the wedding celebrations. For intimate and natural moments such as ceremonies we provide some basic direction re. positioning before the ceremony begins but after that we always let things unfold naturally. For this particular moment we positioned the couple in the archway facing one another and once we had ourselves ready in position too we gave them the ‘thumbs up’ to begin.

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What was said

Ok so here’s the spot we found earlier. Perhaps you could stand on each side of the archway and face one another if you feel more comfortable leaning against the wall please feel free to do so. OK, that look great guys! Go for it!

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

We wanted to use the archway as compositional element that would frame the couple while they read their letters. Space was tight inside so many of the full body shots were taken vertically so that the couple and doorway framing them could all be included in the frame. Composing the photo vertically also reduced a lot of the distractions that were just outside the frame of the photo.

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Tags

Center Framed Wide Full Body Natural Frames

Focus

Focus mode

Single point continuous autofocus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

The Brides face

Focus description

We used single point autofocus (centre frame) with the viewfinder, focused on the bride’s face, locked the focus and then recomposed the shot.

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Shutter Speed

1/1250

Aperture

f/2.0

ISO

100

White Balance

AUTO

Other Light Sources
No additional light sources were used.
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Light &
Exposure

How the light was used

The couple mentioned that they would like to have their private ceremony in the evening at around 6:30pm so we scouted this location the day prior to check how the light would look at this exact time. We chose the archway location as we liked the contrast ratio that the dark interior provided. In lighting situations like this it usually looks more ‘cinematic’ when you shoot from the side that it darkest.

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Tags

Harsh Light Back lit Rim Light Natural Light

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used
How I edited this image

Our base colour preset was applied, the image was cropped and straightened and white balance corrected. We also corrected the exposure slightly too.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

The main challenge was finding a location that was private and quiet so that there would be no interruption or distant noise distractions during the ceremony.

Solutions I found

There were a lot of staff and guests walking around the venue so before the ceremony began we liaised with a co-ordinator to make sure that the area was blocked off and no-one would interrupt the ceremony. Everything went off without a hitch!

Advice

Ensuring the wedding day runs smoothly is a team effort so it’s benifical to build a good relationship with the staff at the wedding venue. Whenever we shoot a wedding we make the effort to introduce ourselves to the co-ordinator, the DJ, the caterers and any other staff members that we will be liaising with during the course of the wedding day.
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Photographed by

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