How I got the shot - walking hand in hand

Name: Emily Gibby

Business Name: elovephotos

Why did you take this photo?: I took this photo because I wanted the bride and groom to really show off where they got married and make the temple a main focus of the image. I also wanted to symbolize, in some way, that there is a bigger picture than what we can see with our own in how God sees things. Marriage is a big commitment and it's beautiful together. I'm not an eloquent writer--haha

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon 24-70 2.8 L II

All exif data: f/ 6.3, 1/400 sec, 35 mm, ISO 250

Why did you use these settings?: I normally don't shoot at an aperture this high, but I really wanted the building to be the main focus. They were talking so I wanted a higher shutter to avoid any blur. It was also quite sunny so I wanted to make sure it wasn't over exposed. :)

Thought process behind the photo: I crouched down towards the ground. I wanted the couple to look small in comparison to the building. I tried to shoot the couple in the rule of 1/3s to add a little artistry to it. I wanted to symbolically document the beauty of walking through life TOGETHER.

Editing of the photo: : The photo was a little darker than I normally shoot because of the f/ 6.3 aperture. I increased the exposure and shadows....brought down some highlights. I like to keep my edits as natural as possible.

bride and groom walking in front of mormon church

3 sentence bio about you/your business: Hi! My name is Emily Gibby and I am a destination wedding and portrait photographer based out of Virginia Beach, VA. Along with photography, my husband Justin and I offer videography services to brides looking to capture real moments in motion! I’m a dedicated teacher, wife and mother living the dream! 

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