Bride Turns at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Wedding
Photography by Calin
Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding

Bride Turns at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Wedding

This is one of the images that reflects perfectly the atmosphere of this wedding. This photo is interpretive, meaning you cannot really see the groom but a see his shoulder and feel his presence. It applies the Closure principle of the gestalt school, stating that an image is more interesting if the viewer's mind has to complete this wedding image

To achieve this photo I asked Katerina to take a few steps towards the ocean and to turn and look at Taylor. If you didn't realise, I'm a big fan of posing in motion. Why? First, it looks very natural. Second, it doesn't feel like posing. Third and more important, my clients have a lot of fun doing it. Even more important, the pictures look candid while they're clearly directed. In fact, a lot of brides mentioned to me that they like the fact they don't pose people. Ironically isn't it?

Regarding post processing, I increased the vibrancy of the colours and added a vignette around the bride to make her pop. The image was shot at the very shallow that the field with the 85 mm portrait lens.

While not an error, there is something I wish I did differently. The groom's face while out of focus, does not show. In retrospect, I think the picture would have been even more powerful if I shot it in such way so we can see the groom's figure.

Location: Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 266.3, 77750 Solidaridad Riviera Maya, QROO, Mexico.

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