Photographed by Lightsome Studio


There was something unusual about the place we were photographing that day. We were strolling in the middle of the castle courtyard, over which a glass roof had been built. All the walls were covered with ivy and the tables were overflowing with bouquets of white flowers and luscious green leaves. When it got dark, the whole room was lit only by candles and spotlights brought by the team.

Conditions were beautiful to look at and very difficult for the camera. We took this photo during the romantic first dance when the sun was already long gone. We didn’t give our couple any guidelines. Everything was pre-arranged, the team was given specific lighting guidelines, and we had to find the best possible perspective to capture the impressive atmosphere well.
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Rule of ThirdsLeading LinesWideOff Center

When we photograph symmetrical scenes, we often place the most important point in the center of the frame. When that symmetry is missing, we move the key elements to the side and look for their counterbalance. Balance is essential to us. We use different compositional principles. The most important thing is that the frame seems divided in half and the couple looks like they are at a strong point. Even if that is not the case in reality.


Single Point Focused on Bride and groom Continuous Autofocus
Light & Weather

Harsh LightArtificial LightBack litRim LightDarkMoodyNightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/160 f/2.0 ISO 1000 WB Auto


Canon R6


Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art


Adobe Lightroom Classic own custom preset

This image was edited with

own custom preset

Challenges & Solutions


Castle Poland

Castle Łagów

Tadeusza Kościuszki 3, 66-220 Łagów, Poland

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Lightsome Studio

Photographer Poland Canon R6 Sigma ART 35mm
For years, we have been creating tender love stories. We are looking for beauty in everyday life and small gestures, we appreciate diversity and photograph with open minds. We live and work together. We love good stories about people. We photograph to tell our own – those about crazy expeditions and daily routine. About two people who found each other in this big world. About bare feet on the dance floor, tears on the cheeks, and whispered marriage vows.
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If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. – Robert Capa

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