• afternoon
  • Back lit
  • calm
  • Center Framed
  • Falling Flowers
  • Field
  • Flower Petals
  • Flowers
  • intimate
  • kissing
  • Mid range
  • Middle Thirds
  • Outdoor
  • Rainy
  • Soft Light
  • Throwing

The story behind the image

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When we took our couple out for their couple shoot, we had planned to bring them in their wedding car. A fancy old-timer that the Bride’s dad restored. Naturally, we asked if he could drive them and come along while we took some photos of them in the car.

We also wanted to try something a bit different, and since not all the flowers from the ceremony exit were used, we thought about bringing them with us. We went ahead with our couple shoot as per normal, and then we decided to incorporate the rest of the flower petals.

We asked the Bride’s dad if he’d be keen to toss the flower petals over the couple as we took pictures – and his face lit up! He was so stoked to be a part of it. Needless to say, we got our couple into position, asked them to go in for a gorgeous kiss, and gave the signal to the dad to toss the flowers. The results – we loved it!
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

We wanted to have a very simple moment between the couple, and so we asked them to face each other, and go in for the most gentle, the slowest, and the most beautiful kiss they can. As they were enjoying this moment, we signaled to the dad to throw the petals.

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What did you say?

Guys, I want you to stand real close to each other. Get your bellies touching and really feel each other’s presence. Go in for the most beautiful, gentle, and slow kiss you can, and don’t stop until we stop shooting. Perfect! Okay [Dad], let’s go!

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Tone of Directions



Since we were out in a field, we didn’t have too many compositional elements to play with and therefore decided to shoot this pretty safely. We had our couple in the middle of the frame with enough space around them to allow for the spread of the petals. We didn’t want to shoot full body since we felt this would loose drama.

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Compositional Rules

None / Simple


Center FramedClose UpIntimate Framing


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

We didn’t want to let our camera suddenly focus on a falling petal if it came in front of our lens, so we simply locked on to our couple and didn’t refocus throughout the duration of the shots. We also switched to burst mode to increase our chances of nailing that one awesome shot.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

The Bride's eyes

Equipment &

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 85mm f/1.2 L
1/1600 @ f/2.2 ISO1600 WB-Auto

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

During the shoot, we had a pretty overcast sky with a few showers of rain here and there. This meant that the light was super soft and easy to work with. Because of the rain, we did have to stand under some trees as to not get our couple wet, and by doing so, we had them in a section of shade. The light was stronger slightly outside of the trees which is why it’s noticeable on the left side of the image. We had our couple positioned in such a way that it lit the back of them as it would help separate them from the background.

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Light Type

Natural Light

Light Quality


Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

The editing was very straightforward as we simply added our Protea preset, adjusted the exposure and white balance until we liked the overall tone and feel. We then added a radial filter off to the left of the image to create a soft flare from where the majority of the light was coming from. We tweaked our vibrance slightly to help bring out the petals even more. Finally, we dodged and burned a few sections on our couple to help them pop a bit more in this very flat light.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Preset Used


The biggest challenge was dealing with the poor weather conditions. We only had a few moments where the rain stopped and allowed us to move more freely with our couple.

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The only solution we found was to stick closer to the trees as to allow our couple and ourselves to quickly move into shelter once the rain started to fall.

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Location Name

Friedhof Keidenzell

Location aDDRESS

KEIDENZELLER HOF, Fürther Straße, Langenzenn

Loation Type

Garden / Field



Try and incorporate elements from the wedding in your couple shoot to really bring out something special and unique. Especially if you notice somethings weren’t used to their completion such as flower petals, sparklers, and so on. They can really help create some beautiful images.

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