Photographed by The Hendrys

Story

After a mad rush with the ceremony (the couple was running very late!), we were just trying to utilize the last light we had available for their portraits before the light completely escaped us. The skies were changing dramatically within a matter of minutes and all of a sudden, this pink and blue started to pop out. We looked up and the moon was sitting between some Joshua Trees, so we decided to place the couple in the middle of it all, with the moon above them. We knew we had to get a shot that showcased everything that was going on at that particular moment. The stress of trying to get the frames for them in such a short amount of time just melted away…

The only thing we would change is the couples’ positioning; maybe getting them to do something a little more interesting! Oh, and maybe placing them in front of the grass rather than behind it. We were in a very calm and quiet place so we kept that mood going with the couple throughout their shoot, despite our stress levels being a little raised with them running so late. We never show any of our stress to couples, ever! Our aim is for them to thoroughly enjoy the day and not have any negativity thrown in the mix.
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Directions

CalmHolding HandsWalking

“Just focus on each other for a little bit and take in all the amazing vibes we’ve got going on here. We’re just going to get some wider out shots for a quick minute – we’re not running away, promise”
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsLower ThirdsWideNatural FramesOff Center

Shoot the scene like the couple aren’t involved; that way everything will look even.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on On the couple Manual Focus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightSunsetEveningColorful Light

Equipment & EXIF

1/100 f/2.5 ISO 400 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark III

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L

Editing

Adobe Camera Raw Custom preset

This image was edited with

Custom preset

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Desert United States

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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The Hendrys

Photographer United States of America Canon 5D Mark III Canon 35mm f/1.4 II
Scottish duo living our best lives in Los Angeles! More importantly, parents of two babe-licious rescue bunnies who keep us sane. The sober and vegan lifestyle is our jam. We only take life seriously when it really matters (adulting can suck at times!). We have a deep-rooted connection with each other and that’s why we work so well together. It’s quite cute really. We are not typical wedding photographers, that is for certain. We go against the usual grain, and that’s exactly how we like it to roll. Normal is boring. Well, for us, at least. We’re constantly pushing ourselves creatively and are incredibly passionate about telling unique stories for each couple, so we aim to go into each wedding with a clear mind and eyes wide open. If we could describe our work in four words they would be the following: Fun. Romantic. Creative. Honest. We’re also suckers for some awesome light.
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