Photographed by Jessica Doherty

Story

This was my first trip to Utah, and I was so amazed by the landscape. I traveled there with my dear friend Georgia Grace (also a very talented photographer) who offered to model for me. We went to goodwill that morning a found this dress for $16. Georgia had been to Utah multiple times before and wanted to take me to The Great Saltair for sunset photos. Neither of us could have anticipated how spectacular that sunset would be – it was truly something magical. I did not have any particular shots in mind going into this shoot, but I knew I really wanted an emphasis to be on the landscape. As this was a very last-minute shoot, we did not have any flowers, details, or props, but with a sunset like that, you really did not need much!
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Directions

CalmPlayfulMovement

“”Now hold the skirt of your dress in both hands and start twirling around.””
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedHorizon LineWide

Focusing

Single Point Focused on the model’s face Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightDirectional LightBrightNatural LightSunsetColorful Light

Equipment & EXIF

1/250 f/3.4 ISO 320 WB 5500K

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Editing

This image was edited with

TAP Fuji Pro400H +2 Normal Frontier

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Mountains United States

The Great Saltair

12408 W Saltair Dr, Magna, UT 84044

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Jessica Doherty

Photographer Charleston, SC Canon Mark III 50mm or 70-200mm (I love the bokeh from long lenses!)
I’m Jessica, a Charleston-based wedding photographer, with a fierce love for storytelling, fostering memories, and capturing each moment, big and small. I love traveling everywhere and anywhere, talking with my hands, buying too many plants (and attempting to keep them alive), spoiling my sweet cat Louie, and spending as much time as I can with my loved ones. I have lived in Boston, Paris, and New York City, and am now lucky enough to call Charleston home, while also still traveling the world for my clients.
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