Photographed by Inka Photography

Story

It was a very cold and rainy day. Which, I don’t mind at all. I love rainy wedding days, and the mood it creates. The unpredictable magical sky always makes me feel alive and happy!

When we were on our way to take the couple’s portraits, it started to pour down with rain so we made our way to the Chapel to seek some cover.

As the couple was walking towards the chapel, I saw the Brides cape blow with the wind, and in that moment it kind of looked like the same shape as the chapel’s incredibly unique architecture.

I immediately asked them to freeze, and then I quickly took a few photos while my assistant was holding an umbrella over me. As luck would have it, it stopped raining and they were able to relax and cuddle on the bridge a little longer.

The lights inside the Chapels were flickering, so I had to take quite a few shots to get them both on in the photograph.
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Directions

EnergeticHolding Each otherNaturalKissing

“Walk toward the chapel. Stop and Face your bride, this looks amazing!”
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Composition

Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedLeading LinesWideFull BodyNatural Frames

Take note of natural occurrences, like the wind and the movement of hair, dresses, etc., and the correspondence it has to the shape of the background. Sometimes timing could be exactly right and your subject and background could line up perfectly.

Focusing

Single Point Focused on The brides Shoulders/ Dress Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightBrightNatural LightCloudyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/1250 f/2 ISO 250 WB Auto

Camera

Nikon D780

Lens

Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4

Editing

Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Dirty Boots Presets

This image was edited with

Dirty Boots Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Church South Africa

Bosjes

R43, Worcester, 6849, South Africa

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Inka Photography

Photographer South Africa Nikon D780 Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art
My name is Talita Luff – Also known as Inka. I am based in the most beautiful city in the world – Cape Town, South Africa! I love Love, coffee, animals, road trips, our beautiful mountains, the Moon and Harry Potter Films!
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