Photographed by Pticica Weddings


The motivation for this photo is almost the same as for most when it comes to couples. I want to write a love story of two individuals in the simplest possible way. I found inspiration in the island of Malta itself where I had taken these photos. The island exudes warmth, so I wanted to keep warm tones at the very end of the day. I went to the store and bought a handful of candles that I had arranged in the bay which I had discovered two days earlier. I also bought lanterns with which I didn’t know what to do at first, but they came in handy to give a little light on the model’s faces. You know when you first see a place that enchants you and you can almost feel the excitement? That’s exactly what I felt when I saw this spot. I arranged the candles on the surrounding rocks and all that was left was to wait for dusk so that the warm yellow color with the sky above Malta would create a photo on their own. If I had to do the same photo on it again, I wouldn’t change anything. It came out exactly how I had hoped.
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CalmHolding HandsSimpleSitting

“Can you sit a bit further back, and hold each other. Forget about me and only focus on each other and the moment.”
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Center FramedLeading LinesWideSquare CropNatural Frames

I never strictly follow the rules of the third or any other similar. I think you need to learn the rules so you know you are knowingly breaking them. Then the game begins. First of all, you need to have fun while doing this job. My advice is to put the couple in natural frames (between two trees, in a window frame, etc.).


Single Point Focused on The brides head Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Artificial LightDarkNightCandles

Equipment & EXIF

1/125 f/1.6 ISO 500 WB Auto


Nikon D750


Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4


Adobe Lightroom Classic Own Preset

This image was edited with

Own Preset

Challenges & Solutions


Beach / Coastal Malta

Near Popeye Village in Malta

Anchor Bay, Triq Tal-Prajjet, Il-Mellieħa, Malta

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Pticica Weddings

Photographer Slovakia Nikon D750 sigma art 34mm f1.4
My name is Nikola and I stand behind everything that has to do with the Ptičica Weddings. I like to say for myself that I am a writer who, by true miracle, strayed into photography. I like Grunge music, William Burroughs, Comic Books… I live in Banja Luka ( Bosnia and Herzegovina ), I was born in Zaječar and grew up in Majdanpek. I am married and have two boys – Marko and Luka
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