• afternoon
  • hat
  • Sunset
  • sunny
  • Shade
  • Rim Light
  • outfdoor
  • Moment
  • Middle Thirds
  • Mid range
  • Laughing
  • Jokes
  • happy
  • Back light
  • Greenery
  • giggling
  • Funny
  • Forest
  • Evening
  • Documentary
  • clear sky
  • Center Framed
  • Candid
  • Backlit
  • Back lit
  • Unposed

The story behind the image

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This photo came about very spontaneously as I was chatting to the couple about how funny a speech from a guest was and at that moment, the bride and groom burst out into laughter. Since I always have my camera ready with me, I was able to capture this moment. It’s so important to remember that we are paid to capture the best of our couples and them being natural, therefore we always have to be vigilant and ready to take a good photo.
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For this shot and often something I do in all my work is use the rule of thirds, placing the subjects at the intersectinos. In this particular case, the bride fell on the left third and her groom on the right. What this does is help create a pleasing balance in the image, allowing enough attention and space for the viewer to explore the whole image.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

The focusing was very easy – I moved my single focus point over the brides eye and fired away. Even though her hand raised up, the fact that I kept the shutter button pressed mean that I kept the eye in focus.

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Focus Mode

Live View Continuous

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

Bride's eyes

Equipment &

Canon R5
Sigma 24mm f/1.4
1/640 @ f/2.5 ISO500 WB-8300K

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

One of the best points in this picture is the light. Backlight is not my favourite kind of light but in this uncontrolled situation I couldn’t change it, this picture is 100% spontaneous. At the same time, I think that it was the best light for this. The sun flaring in the background gives a nice feeling of warmth and happiness which matches the mood of the bride.

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Light Type

Natural Light

Time of day




Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

For this image, I used my main preset which did most of the work for me. I simply then needed to adjust the exposure and contrast to get the tones and colors I was after. There was not much else to the image; simple is sometimes better.

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Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom classic
Preset Used


The only challenge I had was being fast enough to capture such a moment

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It always helps to be vigilant. At all times. My camera is on, exposed right and ready to bring up to my eye and shoot at a moments notice.

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Location Name

l'Avellana de Riudecols

Location aDDRESS

l'Avellana de Riudecols

Loation Type




In conclusion, be very attentive at all times since we never know when a good photo is presented to us. In this case, the couple shoot was finished, but I never got to put the camera away. For this reason, I got the photo.

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