• afternoon
  • Intimate Framing
  • Sun flare
  • sand dunes
  • sand
  • Rim Light
  • Outdoor
  • Natural Light
  • Natural
  • Mid range
  • Melli & Shayne
  • Germany
  • Back lit
  • Flowers
  • flare
  • Details
  • Close up
  • clear sky
  • Center Framed
  • Bridal details
  • bouquet
  • Beach
  • sunny

The story behind the image

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When we photograph a couple, we find ourselves circling around them and basically exploring them with our lens. We find little details here and there and we don’t ever really stop our movement.

We do this for a few reasons, but mainly to keep our storytelling interesting. And when it came to this shot, we absolutely adored the flower bouquet and how the bride naturally held it down low while they were cuddling. We found a composition, lowered ourselves to try and capture a bit of that golden sun flare in the corner, and took our shots.

Detail shots are often so overlooked, but they piece together the story and add so much depth. But most importantly, you can potentially send these detail shots to the vendors who created those details. The more people sharing your work = more brides looking at your work :)
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We chose to shoot this shot in portrait as it meant that the flower bouquet took up the majority of the frame and stopped it from being lost amongst the landscape. We had to lower ourselves slightly in order to tilt the camera just high enough to capture some of that sun flare too. Finally, we played the safe route and positioned the flowers directly center as we felt that simplicity is key here.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

Since we shot this with our live view, we simply had our focus box in the middle of the screen and positioned it directly over the flowers.

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Focus Mode

Live View Single Shot

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

The Flowers

Equipment &

Canon 5D mark IV
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
1/4000 @ f/1.4 ISO125 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

Since we wanted to have the sun play a role in this image, we positioned ourselves to have the couple between us and the sun, and a bit off to the side. We did this because we wanted to keep the flare of the sun. This also created a beautiful little rim light on our bride which really separates her from the background.

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Light Type

Natural Light

Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

This was not the most complex image to edit as we were fortunate enough to have the sun flare in the image (just as we had hoped) and it didn’t need much enhancement. We applied our protea preset, adjusted the usual white balance and exposure sliders until we had the tones that we liked, and slightly adjusted the HSL sliders to bring back a bit more of the natural colors of the flowers.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic


The only challenge we faced was being fast enough to capture this moment before our couple moved. It was not a planned shot and it just so happened that we saw and loved the way the flowers hung low with the dress sweeping with wind.

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In this case, it was by chance that we saw it and quickly compose our shot to include all what we wanted. Sometimes luck does play a big role.

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Location Name

Sankt Peter-Ording

Location aDDRESS

Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany

Loation Type

Sand Dune



Don’t forget the details. They’re wonderful for storytelling in your blogs and are an awesome way to get other vendors to share more of your photos. After all, it could be some of their finest work and they would always love to have amazing photos to share on their own social media.

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