Photographed by Joy Zamora


This photo was an incredible challenge. I took it as part of a workshop in which I was teaching the importance of thinking through intimate photos. That’s why I couldn’t shoot more than three times. This was one of those three photos. We were inside a log cabin, and I noticed that there was a little ray of light coming through the window. I adjusted the couple so that the beam was shining right in their faces, to create a more interesting composition with them.

I was incredibly happy to know that even if we take very few photos, we can still get quality material. When we slow down and focus on looking around us, new opportunities always arise and creativity soars.
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CalmGentleHand movementsIntimateAlmost Kiss

“Guys, forget about all of us here and just embrace each other. Hold each other gently, listen to the music and go in for a kiss when you feel you want to. This is a moment of just you two alone.”
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Center FramedLeading LinesClose Up


Single Point Focused on Guy’s eye. Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

DarkMoodyWindow Light

Equipment & EXIF

1/320 f/2 ISO 1000 WB 5500


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom Classic Draco (Constallation Presets)

This image was edited with

Draco (Constallation Presets)

Challenges & Solutions


Cabin Mexico

Playa Viva

Playa Viva

Final tips & Advice

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Joy Zamora

Photographer Spain Canon R6 Canon 35mm 1.4 LII
Telling stories of love, has to be the most beautiful job in the world and I feel so fortunate that I get to work closely with couples who invite me into such an intimate and emotional part of their lives. I’m a destination wedding photographer that loves the human connection.
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