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7 Comments | Report
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 September 19, 2017
Perfect shot
RockPhoto
 
RockPhoto October 01, 2017
Perfect
petercundill PRO+
 
petercundill October 01, 2017
Excellent angle and very creative, love it!!! :0)
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Awesome
NiketanChaudhari5
 
NiketanChaudhari5 September 24, 2018
Perfect angle and very creative..
MikeW PRO+
 
MikeW September 29, 2018
An image that every bride would want, but that is almost never taken - congrats!
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briidieterphotography October 02, 2018
Ahhhhhh thank you so much!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at an absolutely beautiful wedding a bed and breakfast in Maryland. The cool thing about the bed and breakfast was that it was a re-modeled colonial farm house, and it was insanely beautiful. The inside of the house was great for portraits, and the wedding was set outside in a field with hay bails and really cool decorations. It was a fall wedding, sunflower themed. That's not even it though, there were alpacas next to us in a large fenced area.. and they totally watched the whole wedding! It was magical. This particular photo was taken from the stairs, looking down at the bride.
Time
When I arrived at the farmhouse, around 11am, I photographed the bride after she had gotten ready. I remember hoping that the rain would hold off, and walking through the mud to the farmhouse doors.
Lighting
The lighting in the farmhouse was dull in the stairway, so I used my external flash unit to brighten up the bride and keep the photo looking warm.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 70D, using a Canon EF135mm f/2L USM prime lens and an external flash unit with a small soft box mounted to the camera.
Inspiration
Although not pictured, I thought that the stairs were particularly beautiful. They spiraled all the way up to the next floor. I loved the Bride's hair, as well as her bouquet.. so I used the spiral design of the stairs to my advantage to look down on my bride and capture both!
Editing
I color corrected the photo in photoshop, sharpened a bit, and added a vignette.
In my camera bag
In my camera bag, I always keep my trusty Canon 70D. It was a great upgrade from my starter camera, which was a Canon Rebel T3i. I usually bring a wide angle lens just in case I feel that I need it, but my main lens is the Canon EF135mm f/2L USM prime lens. It was a little pricy, but the portrait quality is truly amazing. I also carry foldable reflectors, a foldable softbox for my external flash unit, my external flash unit, TONS of AA batteries, a lens cleaning cloth, extra camera batteries, a notebook, makeup, hair brush, thumb drives, memory cards... the list goes on! You could say that my camera bag is pretty stuffed.
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If you think that something is particularly beautiful, but kinda tough to capture... go out of your way to find a way!

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