Photo Of The Day: A Beautiful, Creative Bride & Groom Shot

Wedding Photographer  Cape Town
Beloftebos, Cape Town, South Africa.
Wedding Photographer Daniel West

Most photographers take pictures. I tell stories, through capturing raw authentic moments and emotions.

I know that each and every couple is different and unique, and so should your photography be

– Real, Authentic and Creative. –

The Shot

The groom is an international cricket player (UK); Ian Andrew Cockbain, and the bride’s name is Amy who tied the knot in Beloftebos, Western Cape, South Africa.

The day was amazing filled with laughter, love and amazing stories from their guests, all of whom travel from far around the world to attend the spectacular celebration.

It was the perfect day. When they tied the knot, the sun was yet too high for their couple portraits, so we decided to spend some time to get some of the couple portraits and proceed with the proceedings until the sun was perfect, giving us the golden hour.

The time was right and we headed out to a small field closeby, did a few portraits, and fun snaps of the celebration of their love for one another.
Western Cape, South Africa is quite known for its beautiful and vibrant sunsets.. sometimes its golden orange, other times it purple, this particular day the moon was rising over the mountains and we waited till blue hour arised for the purple sky. I am quite a strobist, and my Profoto gear was working overtime that day, but I then saw a moment in the silhouette, which was breath taking. I asked the couple to pose in the image above, and I clicked away with my Canon 24-70 F2.8 II.

The wind picked up and played with her hair as Ian kissed her hand… it was magical.

In post production, a little extra magic happened with the use of Dodging and burning, putting emphasis on Ian’s Collar, and punching the sky to be a bit more saturated and giving the image a bit more contrast. this image was formed.

Technical details:

Canon 5d Mkiv,
Lens 24-70 f/2.8 II USM
Shutter: 1/200sec
F-stop: f/11
ISO: 400
Manual
Partial metering.

Wedding Photographer South Africa
http://danielwest.photo/

Wedding Photography Select’s Thoughts.

Beautiful colours enhanced by the decision to turn this wedding photo into a silhouette.

Our ‘Photo Of The Day‘ is a carefully selected image to help inspire you for your big day. Whether you’re a couple getting married or a wedding photographer shooting your next wedding, we want to show you great wedding photographers that think outside the box.  Each image we share has a lovely story behind it, whether it’s the technical details behind each shot or how the photographer arrived at the creative decision to capture it in all it’s glory.  Here at WPS & The Select Bride we’re passionate about great images, great wedding photographers and inspiring you at every turn.


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