How I got the shot - Peek a boo

Name: Jennifer Larsen

Business Name: Jennifer Larsen Photography

Why did you take this photo?: On a wedding day I always love to sneak the bride and groom away from the reception for just a couple minutes of sunset portraits as husband and wife. This photo was taken during sunset time on Juliette and Juan's wedding day.

Camera: Nikon D750

Lens: Sigma Art 50mm

All exif data: ISO: 160, Aperture: 1.8. Shutter: 1/250

Why did you use these settings?: I love to shoot with a wide open aperture, so that was my first go to setting. I also decided to under expose the photo in camera, to give some more lee-way in bringing back some highlight detail in post. I wasn't able to get a ton of detail, but you can see some of the clouds to give the sky a little bit more dimension and interest.

Thought process behind the photo: I was really hoping for a great portrait with this horse in the background. He was wandering around and walking in and out of our range for the first couple minutes of portraits. However, when we got a little closer to the fence for the photo, we realized he was very interested in her bouquet...trying to eat it that is. So, now that we had the horse's interest, I quickly posed them so the couple was ready as the horse walked into the frame. It only lasted a couple seconds before the horse started to climb the fence in attempts to get to the flowers. Haha

Editing of the photo:  I use Mastin Labs presets to give my images a film-like style. I used the Fuji 400H preset on this image, and brightened the exposure to the point where I liked the lighting on the couple. Then I brought the highlights back down to bring some detail back into the sky.

Bride and groom on farm with horse in the background

3 sentence bio about you/your business: My name is Jen, and I'm a southern-at-heart wedding and anniversary photographer serving New Jersey and beyond. I believe in hugging over handshakes, serving my clients with my whole heart, and that there is no such thing as too much coffee. I truly believe I have the best job in the world.

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