• Artificial Light
  • night
  • split
  • Soft Light
  • simple
  • Rule of thirds
  • Posed
  • Night & Day
  • Natural Light
  • calm
  • lower thirds
  • Half & Half
  • Front Lit
  • Dark
  • Creative
  • Center Framed
  • Wide

The story behind the image

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I was inspired to create this image after knowing that the night represented Renato (Boyfriend) and the day Johana (Girlfriend), so I wanted to create something very special for them, an image that can transcend time and represents who they are.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I just wanted them to look at each other and that in their eyes they can express all the love they feel for each other

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What did you say?

ok guys, let’s stare at each other, I want your eyes to express all the love you feel, the protection and the happiness of getting married today.

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Tone of Directions




I wanted this composition to include all the little elements which would show where the wedding was being held, the weather condititons and how the couple felt. To achieve this, I made sure I shot wide to allow my concept of splitting the image in night & day to be balanced with enough room for include all these little elements.

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Compositional Rules

Broken RulesLeading LinesSymmetry


Lower ThirdsWideFull BodyNatural Frames


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I focused on the center, precisely on the bride and groom with my autofocus mode. It was very simple, even during the night portion of the shoot.

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Focus Mode

Continuous Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

on the faces of the bride and groom

Equipment &

Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 24-105mm f/4
Flash Yongnuo YN560IV
1/200 @ f/6 ISO3200 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

I used natural light and a diagonal flash to illuminate the couple and give a slight shadow to the bride and groom that allows me to make them stand out more in the photo. For the natural light shot, the light was very soft and even so positioning the couple in relation to the light was not so important. However, the night photo was done with a flash and that was purposely placed diagonally to the bride and groom to create dimensions and cast a slight shadow behind them helping top separate them from the background.

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Light Type

Natural LightArtificial LightMixed LightingFlash

Light Quality

Soft,Harsh,Directional,Front Lit

Time of day




Diagram Spirits

Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

For this image I used two images, one taken in the afternoon and the other at night. These photos had to coincide in distance, location, and composition. I then proceeded to join them in Photoshop so that I could have this final result, it was difficult to match, but the result was just what I was looking for; achieving the naturalness of the bride and groom and creating an image that can last over time.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Preset Used
own custom preset


The biggest conflict was patience and to be able to get the same shot, both during the day and at night.

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Mark the places with adhesive tape where the bride & groom should be for each shot.

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Location Name

Quito - Puembo - Villa Fiorenza

Location aDDRESS

San Felipe y, Manuel Burbano, Puembo 170179, Ecuador

Loation Type

Garden / Field



Creativity has no limits and I am sure that now I will be able to create more complex images, but full of life and love for my future clients.

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