• Blur
  • Bride skating
  • Center Framed
  • Cool bride
  • full body
  • Looking into camera
  • Movement
  • Natural
  • Outdoor
  • Skate Park
  • Soft Light

The story behind the image

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I live in a small town, where there are few picturesque and unusual places for shooting, even if there are such, then all the photographers have already taken pictures there. Therefore, I am constantly in search of new locations.

I used to find a place, then I looked for models, bought clothes, and went to shoot creative projects alone. But last year I met a wedding planner and now we are best friends. We constantly come up with something interesting! Not so long ago, an extreme park was built in our city and my friend offered to shoot a wedding in a skate park. It is very difficult to find two skaters (a guy and a girl) in our city at the same time!

Through Instagram though, in some difficult way, using tags, we found two strangers, showed references, offered to shoot and they agreed! It was the first time these two had met at our couple shoot.
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Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

As I said earlier, the guys did not know each other, but no one noticed it from the photos! This was my task, to show how you can create such an environment and shoot in such a way that even people unfamiliar with each other will look so natural and at ease as if they have been together all their lives!

As for this particular shot, this is the very beginning of shooting. In order for the guys to get used to each other and to the working environment in an extreme park amongst a crowd of people, I just asked Anton to carefully ride circles around Alena as we would be focusing on the bride.

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What did you say?

Anton skate around Alena slowly, from time to time looking at her and towards the sun. Alena, try not to move your body now, but look in any direction, sometimes look at me and you can also follow Anton when he passes by

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Tone of Directions



I wanted to show the general plan since we need to see what exactly is happening – the platform itself and what the guys (skates) are moving on, as well as fit the space into the frame since the skate park is under a huge bridge, which can be seen in the photo thanks to the composition.

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Center Framed


Describe how you spoke to your subject(s)

The focal point has been placed on the bride’s eyes and is the focal point for the viewer to look at. The idea of the shot was to keep the bride in focus and the groom out of focus, so she had to stand still, so it was easy enough to focus.

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Focus Mode

Single Shot Autofocus

Focus POints

Single Point

Focused on

The Brides Eyes

Equipment &

Sony A7 III
Sony 35mm f/1.4
1/30 @ f/9 ISO100 WB-Auto

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

We shot during the setting sun, which was on the left behind the couple. This created a soft backlight that nicely illuminated the couple. Such rays of the sun are obtained thanks to the closed aperture and it looks very beautiful!

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Light Type

Natural Light

Time of day


Editing Workflow

How did you edit this image?

I use a warm preset, with a natural skin tone, remove a little contrast, but create it by lowering the shades of black and shadow. I always work with yellow and orange in saturation to achieve the desired browns. I also add grain to all of my photos. And so that nothing interferes with viewing the photo, I clean the space of distracting objects (for example, the pillars near the bridge) and crop the image.

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Editing Software
Preset Used
Own personal Presets


There were a lot of tasks – to be in time before sunset, to have the couple relaxed enough so that they would not hesitate to shoot in front of a large number of people, and of course not to fall while riding a skateboard

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I had an idea of what and how I wanted to shoot, so over time, there were no problems. We also managed to negotiate with the park administrator and we booked a bowl for half an hour, during which time we managed to use it without strangers. Most of the skating fell on the groom who was an experienced skater, so there were no problems with the fall.

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Location Name

URAM park

Location aDDRESS

Podluzhnaya Ulitsa, 67Б, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, 420015

Loation Type

Skate Park


Russian Federation

I love to shoot creative projects as this allows me not to burn out during the wedding season. There is a huge scope for imagination, and besides, on the wedding day we do not always have the opportunity to relax and shoot something unusual. With my creative work, I want to show real couples how you can diversify their day and how a favorite hobby (like skating) can easily fit into their wedding story!

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