• Artificial Light
  • Center Framed
  • Dark
  • Evening
  • external light
  • Fireworks
  • full body
  • lower thirds
  • Moody
  • night
  • Outdoor
  • Rim Light
  • road
  • Stars
  • video light
  • Wide

The story behind the image

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As soon as the wedding day ended, we usually expect to have a happy & joyful exit of the couple – but in this case, we had fireworks! Which was just as fun but completely by surprise.

As the wedding was situated in a high place in the city, the sky was clear and the temperature was pleasant. Everything was perfect to capture fireworks.

When I saw the fireworks I had the idea of positioning the couple in such a way that we could include the fireworks in the background. The result was surprising.

The vibe of the bride and groom was perfect, surreal energy, the sum of these factors always surprises us at weddings, I feel that the best photographs happen when all the momentary feeling is in tune.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I simply asked the couple to enjoy the moment and have fun. I didn’t want to give them too many directions as that could have caused them to overthink the situation. Sometimes simple is key.

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What did you say?

Stay close to each other and enjoy the moment!

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I chose to shoot this in portrait orientation as it allowed me to capture more of the sky where the fireworks were moving into. It also allowed me to capture the couple’s full body but still close up enough to see their reactions. I had them in the center of the image to bring the main attention to them first.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I focused on the couple with a single focus point as I didn’t want to have the camera be distracted by the movement behind. Fortunately, I was working with an external light source so there was enough light to work with here.

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Focus Mode

Continuous Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

Nos olhares do casal.

Equipment &

Canon EOS RP
Sigma art 35mm f/1.4
1/320 @ f/1.8 ISO6400 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

We had the LED light positioned just to the left of the camera pointing at the couple which allowed us to have them exposed. It’s a soft light, and one that we love using. It also worked really well as the light from the fireworks behind were bright enough to create a subtle rim light around the couple.

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Light Type

Artificial Light

Time of day


Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

I used our own presets which we developed and for this particular image, all we did was control the exposure and keep the overall tones to our liking. Again, sometimes keeping things simple is key.

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Editing Software
Preset Used
Own personal Presets


The main challenge was cloning out and removing the electrical wires at the bottom of the frame.

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I just spent some extra time in photoshop playing with different cloning techniques until I found somethign that worked. It was a mix between spot healing and content aware.

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Location Name

Buffet Moara

Location aDDRESS

km 12, Rod. Floriano Rodrigues Pinheiro - Jardim Maracaibo, Tremembé - State of São Paulo, 12120-000

Loation Type

Garden / Field



I learned that every story has its charm, and the more we control ourselves and emotions – the better control we have over capturing scenes. A lot of the time things happen spontaneously, and that’s the magic of weddings. Moments happen, and being able to take your inspiration and make it a reality is something that is worth pushing yourself to learn.

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