Photographed by Shari & Mike


Family is everything to these two. They included their parents + siblings in so much of their day and the connection between them all was something we took note of right away. This particular moment between the bride and her mom happened while watching a slideshow of the couples love story. The family naturally gathered together at the head table to watch, arms wrapped around one another as they smiled and laughed at the photos from years past popping up on the screen. At the end of the slideshow the groom + the rest of the family walked away while the bride + her mom shared an extra moment together.

It can be tempting as photographers to take a little break during slideshows but turn your cameras towards the couple + their guests. Many times the reactions are gold.
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Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedWide

We are always looking for things to shoot through to create context in our images, minimize any distractions, and add a unique element. The 135mm is one of our favorite lenses for achieving this thanks to the depth + compression it gives to images + the beautiful bokeh it creates.


Single Point Focused on The Brides Face Single Shot Autofocus
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Equipment & EXIF

1/250 f/2.0 ISO 2500 WB 6500


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 135mm f/2.0 L

Additional Equipment

Lume Cube LED light panel


Adobe Lightroom Classic Heavily altered VSCO Preset

This image was edited with

Heavily altered VSCO Preset

Challenges & Solutions


Rooftop Mexico

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

Baja California Sur, Mexico 23450 Blvd. Paseo De La Marina S/N, Centro Cabo San Lucas

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Shari & Mike

Photographer Canada Canon Mark IV Canon EF 50 f/1.2 (Shari), Canon EF 35 f/1.4 II (Mike)
Based out of beautiful Vancouver, bc, we are Shari + Mike, a husband & wife photography team passionate about life, travel + cultures. We choose to live with passion & to see the world with color, depth & creativity. It is our desire to tell your story. To create photos that capture the pure reflections of who you are. Photos that bring a fresh perspective of life… Your life.
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