the Shoot

Location Equipment
Read More
It has become a natural thing for us to capture the walks from A to B with our couple. Especially in these situations, we’ll often end up getting the most authentic images. This moment happened organically as we were making our way back to the Masseria and as we were walking and had a couple of safe shots, we asked the bride to play a bit with her dress. This is a hit or miss as it can also kind of spoil the unposed moment but in this particular case, it worked like a charm as the bride felt so wonderfully comfortable in her dress, which was tailor-made for her. We kept snapping away without any further directions and were super happy with the results featuring this romantic moment amongst those ancient olive trees.
Read More


Location Name

Masseria San Nicola

Location aDDRESS

Strada Provinciale, SP3, 72015 Fasano BR, Italy



Location TYPE

Wedding / Event Venue



Canon 5D mark IV




Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Lens Filter


Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
Read More



Calm Holding Hands Natural Walking


Since we had just finished with the couple shoots, we asked our couple to walk ahead of us and to head back towards the party. While they walked, we let them know that we’d still be taking pictures around them and may throw in a few last little things as we come up with them.

Read More
What was said

Alrighty guys, let’s head back. Walk ahead of us as we’ll keep shooting around you. When you walk, [Bride], hold your dress up with your one hand to help get through the field. Don’t worry about us, we’ll be moving around you.

Read More


Why I composed the way I did

As we were moving around our couple, we wanted to find a spot where we could include part of the olive trees in the frame. Since we wanted to keep our couple completely in the shot as well as having enough space around them to show where they were, we let them get ahead of us just far enough for us to get our composition.

Read More

Center Framed Broken Rules Full Body


Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

On the bride

Focus description

When the light & moment are right, we often like to switch to live view as it helps us better understand the composition we are getting while also being more flexible in how we can adjust our angles. The focus in our live view was set to the middle square of the frame which was easy enough to track over our couple.

Read More
Shutter Speed






White Balance


Other Light Sources
No additional light sources were used.
Read More

Light &

How the light was used

By this point, the sun had already set well below the buildings surrounding the olive tree farm which meant we had quite a bit of time with soft, warm light. On the way back, we planned to have them walk in such a way that the light was hitting them from the side so we could create an image that had a play between highlights & shadows; which adds dimensions to everything in the image making it a bit more striking.

Read More

Soft Light Directional Light Sunset Afternoon

the Shoot

Editing & Presets
Read More

Be notified when new content is published

Editing &

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used
How I edited this image

We applied our Protea Preset to the image and adjusted our exposure, white balance, and contrast settings to get the tone and feel we were after. We then added in a few radial adjustment filters to enhance the light as well as bring a bit more attention to our couple by darkening the edges.

Read More


Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

Since we were already on our way back, our couple were focused on getting back to the party (and for good reason and to total expectation). This did mean that we were a bit limited in what we could ask from them at this point. We didn’t want to keep stopping them along the way and become annoying.

Solutions I found

We simply let them have their moment while walking back and took our shots from a distance. We threw in a few little suggestions like holding the dress up here and there but apart from that – this was their time now and we didn’t want to take it away from them.


It’s been said over and over again, but don’t stop shooting. Even when you’re done with the couple shoot and your couple are heading back to the party – keep shooting. You can capture such awesome moments and even if nothing spectacular happens; it’s a logical transition in the storytelling when you deliver the images.

When letting your couple walk ahead of you, keep moving around them, and find different angles. You’ll soon start to see compositions and moments before they happen and can get yourself into a position to let it happen organically.
Read More
Photographed by

Melli & Shayne

You may also like

Oh no, this content is locked.

Have an account?
unlock everything
All plans are automatically renewed unless cancelled. Once cancelled, you will keep access to the platform until the end of the paid period. Refunds may be issued in special cases. The email you use to create your account will be the one receiving the Renewal notifications (7 days before being charged).

Welcome, Friend!

Choose a plan:

Most Popular


Per month


Every 3 Months


Every 12 Months

All prices are inclusive of the German Mwst. 19%

Each plans give you access to all content, current & future and can be cancelled at any time. When you become a premium member, you’re supporting not just the platform, but the artists too. 

We believe in being fair to our contributors which means that we pay everyone who submits content to the site. Why? If we’re going to use their photos for our instagram, marketing, and other business practices – that they should earn at least something


When you subscribe to HIST, you are directly making this possible. You are legit supporting the artists and this platform and keeping it alive.