Photographed by Shari & Mike

Story

The dress had been kept a secret. The bride had gone dress shopping on her own + found the perfect one and decided to leave the reveal for her bridesmaids until the wedding day. I was aware that this moment was of high importance so finding the perfect spot was on my radar all morning. When I walked out of the room where the bride was getting ready I saw a bridesmaid standing at the bottom of the stairs + knew instantly I had found the spot. The anticipation was building all morning for this moment + the reaction on each of their faces says it all.
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Directions

EnergeticJokesLaughing

““(Bridesmaids) when you are dressed and ready I’m going to have you gather together at the bottom of the stairs. The (bride) is ready + anxiously waiting to join you! I realize this might sound strange but I need you all to close your eyes + keep them closed until I say it’s time to open them. Hey (bride), are you ready for this?! I’m going to get you to walk to the stairs + stop at the top step. Ok, let’s do this! Open your eyes””
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsLeading LinesWideOff Center

By keeping the Bride in the frame it brings more context to the image + invites the viewer to be a part of what is happening.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on The Bridesmaids Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightIndoor

Equipment & EXIF

1/1000 f/2.0 ISO 640 WB 6500K

Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Editing

Adobe Lightroom CC VSCO Presets

This image was edited with

VSCO Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Private Home / AirBnB / Apartment Canada

AirBnB

Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

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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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