Frame by Frame: Walking into the Sun

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Deanna and Val were married in August 2014 in Missouri. It had rained earlier in the day, but the clouds rolled away for the sunset and we made the most of that beautiful light! You can see their wedding HERE.


This image was taken just after dinner and before the first dances. We had fifteen to twenty minutes before the couple needed to be back for their first dance and took a walk by the lake. The sun was casting long shadows down the path and I knew that the rich greens in those shadows would photograph beautifully on film.


I ask Deanna and Val to walk down the path, hold hands, and enjoy a moment together. I used the tree to block the sun so that I could avoid a harsh flare. I waited until they had just walked into the full light to take this photograph.

Photographs of the couple from a distance are always some of my favorites! It gives them some time to focus on each other and make memories together that are separate from anyone else. Give your couples some alone time and watch the emotion from the day!

Related: Photographing Flare on Film


Camera: Contax 645 Lens: Karl Zeiss 80mm Film Stock: Fuji 400H rated at 200 Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Aperture: f/2.0 Shutter speed: 1/125


Thanks to RPL, I only added contrast to this image! I boosted the contrast by (+.23) in Lightroom.

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