the Shoot

Location Equipment
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This was a gorgeous wedding in Positano, Italy with an amazing swing band. During the dinner, there was a little break after the speeches where we took our couple for a quick couple shoot. Upon returning, the band started to play for the couple and our bride just took the lead and went to go for a dance. It really was a beautiful moment.
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Location Name

Villa san giacomo

Location aDDRESS

Via Santa Croce, 16 - 84017 Positano



Location TYPE

Wedding / Event Venue



Nikon D5




Nikkor 28mm f/1.4

Lens Filter


Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Why I composed the way I did

I wanted to keep our bride as the main subject, but also show the band and the view. I shot this with my wide lens, and allowed the bride to get just far away enough for me to capture the whole scene.

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Center Framed Middle Thirds Full Body


Focus mode

single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

The back of the bride

Focus description

The focus was on our bride dancing, and since she was moving quite a lot in this low evening light I had to make sure that the camera was able to lock on to her and not get distracted by the band or the view behind. To do this, I switched to our single point focus which allowed me to move the focus point over the bride.

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Shutter Speed






White Balance


Other Light Sources
No additional light sources were used.
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Light &

How the light was used

This was taken during sunset, and the main light was coming from just outside the opening of the patio. We not only moved into position to capture the bride, the band, and the view but also to get the right angle of the light. By shooting somewhat into the light, we had the dress become illuminated as well as a beautiful rim light around our bride which helped to separate her from the background.

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Soft Light Back lit Natural Light Afternoon

the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used
How I edited this image

I simply applied the preset on the image and adjusted the white balance, shadows, highlights and exposure. It was a pretty straightforward image to edit and I didn’t find the need to do anything too special.

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Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

I wasn’t so sure about the lighting and it wasn’t so easy to have everything in the right composition as I wanted to have because the bride and the band were moving all the time. Sometimes the bride was in a perfect position, sometimes not.

Solutions I found

In situations like this, I try and shoot as much as I can while also constantly moving. Trying new angles and compositions so I have a higher chance of coming back with that perfect shot. I ended up loving a lot of these pictures so it all worked out in the end.


Storytelling is really an important skill to learn when becoming a wedding photographer. There are many ways to tell a story, and finding your own unique way is a wonderful, tiring and fun ride. You never stop learning and if you can push yourself to try new things – you’ll eventually find things that make you unique.

If you can see if you can find a shot that tells a story just by itself. Include as much or as little as you like, and see if it works. It’s all about telling the viewers what’s going on, why it’s going on, where it’s going on and with who. More often than not, shooting something wider with careful attention to composition really helps you find these types of images.
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Photographed by

Kreativ Wedding

Germany Sony Alpha 9 Zeiss 55 f/1.8
We are Anne & Riccardo, a couple from Germany and Italy. 2013 we started without knowing anything about weddings, our business with a lot of passion. Now we are a team of 4 friendly guys to capture moments. Instead of doing weird posing, we love capturing real moments as they actually happen. We love to get inspired by the personalities of our couples and from their wedding to tell your unique story. Cause every story, every couple and every wedding is so unique and different.
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