Photographed by Martina Ruffini


This was taken during a couple shoot at an outdoor location in the woods. It was incredibly beautiful. At the end of the session, I looked for a different spot to end off the story and decided to hop into their car. I thought, what better way to end than in the vehicle that will drive them away?

I tried to create an intimate moment, to minimize my presence and be as small as I could be as to not disturb the couple & allow them to truly fall into this magical moment. This doesn’t always happen, but in this case, it worked out great that these became some of my favorite shots from the whole shoot.

I love working in soft light and generally prefer indoor shots to outdoor shots, but these worked out just perfectly and I am really proud of them.
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CalmGentleIntimateAlmost Kiss

“Okay guys, get as close as possible without touching each other, close your eyes and relax as much as possible.”
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Rule of ThirdsClose UpIntimate Framing


Single Point Focused on Her eyes Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightDirectional LightMoodyWindow LightNatural Light

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/1.4 ISO 160 WB Auto


Sony A9


Sony 85mm f/1.4


Adobe Lightroom Classic 0X Modifier Gradation-Grain Medium

This image was edited with

0X Modifier Gradation-Grain Medium

Challenges & Solutions


Forest Italy

Pineta di Suvero

Liguria, Italy

Final tips & Advice

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Martina Ruffini

Photographer Italy sony A9 35 mm
The passion for art was born with me and before my approach to photography I draw for many years. At 18 I bought my first analogue camera and since I like to get to the depths of things I worked hard to learn the development techniques in my homemade darkroom. At the beginning I concentrated on portrait photography, also attending at courses and seminars. Shortly I found myself setting up my first photo exhibitions, in order to become, afterwards a full-time wedding professional.
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