the Shoot

Location Equipment
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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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Location Name

Quito - Puembo - Villa Fiorenza

Location aDDRESS

San Felipe y, Manuel Burbano, Puembo 170179, Ecuador



Location TYPE

Garden / Field



Canon 5D Mark IV


Flash Yongnuo YN560IV


Canon 24-105mm f/4

Lens Filter


Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Tone of Directions


Action of Directions

Holding Hands Posed Serious


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 was said

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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Why I composed the way I did

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 Rules Leading Lines Symmetry

Compositional Framing

Lower Thirds Wide Full Body Natural Frames


Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Continuous Autofocus

Focused on

on the faces of the bride and groom

Focus description

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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Diagram Spirits
Shutter Speed






White Balance


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

How the light was used

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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Type of light

Natural Light Artificial Light Mixed Lighting Flash

Time of Day


Quality of LIght

Soft Harsh Directional Front Lit


Clear Cloudy

the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used

own custom preset

How I edited 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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Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

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

Solutions I found

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


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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Photographed by

Esteban Meneses

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