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.
  • black & white
  • Bride
  • Bright
  • full body
  • Indoor
  • Leading lines
  • Natural Light
  • Soft Light
  • Upper Thirds
  • Walking down stairs
  • Wide

The story behind the image

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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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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).

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Compositional Rules

Leading LinesSymmetry


Center FramedUpper ThirdsWideFull BodyNatural Frames


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

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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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

Body of the Bride

Equipment &

Canon RP
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8
1/200 @ f/2,8 ISO2500 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

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.

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Light Type

Natural LightWindow Lighting

Light Quality


Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

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.

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Editing Software
Preset Used


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

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

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Location Name

Caçapava SP

Location aDDRESS

R. Prudente de Moraes, 57

Loation Type

Living Room



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.

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