Photographed by The Kitcheners

Story

This bride and the groom traveled all the way from Poland to elope in the rugged and romantic Scottish. After their emotional ceremony that was held in the exact same spot, we noticed that the sun was slowly beginning to descend behind the mountains so after quickly knocking off a few formal/group photos we used the time we had left to take a few portrait shot of the bride in her dress with the breathtaking backdrop of Glencoe that was right in front of us.
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Directions

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“Ok could we try facing the mountains now and if you could look at the mountains and then to each side and then back to the camera that would be awesome. (Bride starts lifting her dress) actually if you could keep doing that for 1 minute that would be amazing!”
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Composition

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When composing a ‘hero shot’ like this one be sure to make sure that the subject is smack-bang in the middle of the photo. You might have to crop in Lightroom afterwards to do this. When the subject is a little off centre it can look distracting so making sure everything is centred to create a more effective and powerful shot.

Focusing

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

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Equipment & EXIF

1/2000 f/1.8 ISO 100 WB AUTO

Camera

Nikon Z6

Lens

Nikkor 35mm f/1.8

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

Glencoe

A82, Ballachulish PH49 4HX, United Kingdom

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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