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Moments before the ceremony, feelings were in full bloom. That's how Gabi felt in that unique and exciting moment. Our photography is intended to record not only images, but photos that speak to the moment we are in! Do not treat brides and grooms as normal people, but as close relatives who depend on all your effort and dedication to make everything perfect.

When I got to the getting ready location, I immediately saw these stairs and had the idea of capturing the bride as she walked down from her room. She was incredibly emotional and nervous throughout the whole time so I had to be calm and supportive whenever I spoke to her.

In order for this shot to work, I needed the room to be clear from people so not only would I have a clean shot of the bride, but it would allow space for the bride to be, for a moment, by herself and to just breathe.

After taking the shot, I had a quick peek at the back of my camera and felt utterly euphoric. It’s a shot that I had in my mind & heart before actually seeing it and so I was really happy to see it come to life.

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How did you compose your image?

I chose to compose this image in such a way that we could see the spiraling stairs while also seeing the floor below. This adds different heights to the image and creates a lot of interest. There are compositional lines pretty much everywhere but the main point of having the bride in the top half of the image means that there is room for the viewers to see where she is headed (the floor).

How and what did you focus on?

I focused on the bride using Autofocus as it’s the most reliable for these situations. It wasn’t a moment where focus played a big role – it was all straight forward and one that didn’t require a lot of thought.

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How did you use the light in your image?

The light was very easy to work with as we were indoors and it was fairly evenly lit. I didn’t need to do or adjust anything with regards to the light as firstly, I didn’t have much to control nor did I actually need to do much. Just embraced the way things were.

Moments before the ceremony, feelings were in full bloom. That's how Gabi felt in that unique and exciting moment. Our photography is intended to record not only images, but photos that speak to the moment we are in! Do not treat brides and grooms as normal people, but as close relatives who depend on all your effort and dedication to make everything perfect.

What was the gear & settings you used?

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Camera

Canon RP

Lens

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8

Filter

None

Other

None

Shutter Speed

1/200

Aperture

f/2,8

ISO

2500

White Balance

Auto

Moments before the ceremony, feelings were in full bloom. That's how Gabi felt in that unique and exciting moment. Our photography is intended to record not only images, but photos that speak to the moment we are in! Do not treat brides and grooms as normal people, but as close relatives who depend on all your effort and dedication to make everything perfect.

How did you edit your image & what did you use?

I converted this image to Black & White using one of my presets as I wanted the overall feel of the image to be on the shapes, lines & bride and not be distracted by the colors that were present. The black and white was adjusted to be a bit contrasty to create a bit of edge, while also having some grain added to it to give it texture.

Software Used

Preset

PB - COM GRÃO

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What challenges did you face?

The only challenge I had was getting people to leave the room so I could capture the shot exactly as I had imagined.

How did you solve them?

It’s never comfortable asking people to leave but sometimes you just have to do it.

Moments before the ceremony, feelings were in full bloom. That's how Gabi felt in that unique and exciting moment. Our photography is intended to record not only images, but photos that speak to the moment we are in! Do not treat brides and grooms as normal people, but as close relatives who depend on all your effort and dedication to make everything perfect.

Can you share any last thoughts or advice?

Always trust your eye and instinct. Even if the shot doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped, you will at least have learned how not to do something. But it’s the fact of actually trying that will get you to new places.

Julio Moraes

Shooting since

2013

Current Home

Brazil

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Hi, my name is Julio Moraes and I graduated in Advertising and Propaganda. Born in a city in the interior of São Paulo/BR. At the beginning of my graduation I identified a lot with photography, since then I have never stopped being interested in art. In the beginning, the lack of incentive almost made me give up, equipment had a very high price for a university student. But my wife didn’t let me give up, and I continued even with the difficulties, today, thanks to God, I’m here with our company working and able to register incredible dreams!

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