• Adobe Lightroom CC
  • none
  • Spain
  • soft
  • Sitting
  • Single Shot
  • Single Focus Point
  • Shade
  • Quiet
  • Posed
  • Personal Preset
  • None / Simple
  • no
  • afternoon
  • Natural Light
  • Inside a Small chapel
  • Indoor
  • full body
  • clear
  • Center Framed
  • Canon RF 28-70mm 2.0
  • Canon R5
  • calm
  • Autofocus
  • Window Lighting

The story behind the image

This couple was all about vintage! The venue, their outfits, everything was just from another time. I was very inspired by old times family portraits and old wedding pictures.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

I wanted to create a photo that had a vintage flair, like one of those old wedding pictures from the 30s. So I asked the bride to sit on one of the benches and the groom to stand-sit in the back of the bench next to the door. I wanted to create a composition with them that was more dynamic than just both of them sitting at the same level for example.

I told them to look at me, and they did, but at one point the groom looked at her, and… Click! had my shot!

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What did you say?

ok guys… let’s do the portrait photo for the grandmas. Look at me

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Tone of Directions

Quiet, Calm


Honestly, I don’t think about composition when I’m working. I think I have those “rules” in my head already and they come out naturally I guess. So in this case, I just knew I wanted full bodies and the door light.

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Compositional Rules

None / Simple


Center FramedFull Body


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

There’s no mystery here in terms of focusing, I just went with a “not so open” aperture so I had details of everything.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot

Focus POints

Single Focus Point

Focused on

Brides face

Equipment &

Canon R5
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0
1/125 @ f/3.5 ISO250 WB-Cloudy

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

I LOVE window light. And I think for the look I wanted to get, it is perfect! Window light always “paints” things and shows all the details of texture. LOVE it! As it was coming from the side, it lit the couple up creating dimensions as it made the shadows more prevalent and the highlights visible too.

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Light Type

Natural LightWindow Lighting

Light Quality


Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

In this case, after applying my personal preset I had to do a few things: cool down the image by changing the white balance a bit, and tone down the oranges by desaturating them. I had to crop the picture to avoid some candles I hated in the picture and also clone the bench to erase one of them.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom CC
Preset Used
Personal Preset


I would have loved to have a little more space and be able to step back. That chapel was very small and they had filled it with candles!

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Shoot with the live view to gain a few inches.

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Location Name

Mas Palou

Location aDDRESS

Can Cerdà de Palou, 08733 El Pla del Penedès, Spain

Loation Type




Window light is one of the most amazing lights. It is dramatic yet soft. It has a lot of character. I love to say I’m trying to be more intentional when I shoot and this picture, especially the posing, was very intentional. I wanted a vintage photography style that would complete that vintage look that they had.

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