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Wedding Photographer United States. Mauricio Arias shares a wedding photography technique.

At Wedding Photography Select, we don't just want to show you the best images from the best wedding photographers around the world. We want to tell you a little story behind them as well. The idea, the execution, the result. As this section grows, we want to give you an in depth description of each of the shots taken by some of the very best wedding photographers. We hope it proves to be inspiring and insightful.

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I'm 26 years old, I'm originally from Nicaragua and now I'm living in San Francisco, Bay area. The first time that I had a camera in my hands, was five years ago. I never studied anything related with art or photography before. Now, I have the privilege to work next to Erin and Ben Chrisman, Dave Getzchman and Aaron Morris. I also met and learned from wonderful artists on my journey through photography. I am a very curious person who likes to try new things and questions everything.

This photo was taken in Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico. They're a young couple from Chicago. We met over the phone and we hit it off immediately. I knew it would be a great trip.

My dear friend Christophe Viseux (a total stranger at that time) flew from Istanbul to Mexico just to help me. Which was awesome!

I took different kind of photos during the wedding. But, close to the end of the day, I was feeling dissatisfied because we didn't got a good angle for the sunset. At that moment, I felt that I was needing something different and iconic. My gift for them.

At the end of the party, I started to look for an interesting light; Some shape and color that could represent the feeling that I got from the wedding. I saw this ethnic pattern of lights on the shades. And behind the shades, was a light pointing at the wall.

I exposed my camera to this light and started to take different configurations and compositions. This is when I decided to create a silhouette; but for me, the photo was still flat. I was looking for some layer that could give more dimension to the picture.Then, I found a chandelier and I added it as a third element.

Thanks to my friend Christophe who helped me, shining the chandelier with the video light. When I got light and the composition ready, I told the couple to do something sweet, and he kissed her forehead. While I was working the scene, the chandelier moved and I got reflection from the crystals, unexpected but interesting. And there it was the picture!

To have all the context that I was needing, I shot it with my 35mm and a 1.8 aperture. In order to make the foreground an abstract element.

For my post-procesing I selected the best version of this scene to work with in Lightroom, where I emphasize the most important features from the photo. I do some dodging and burning at some areas to give more deep to the photo.





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