focal length: 50 mm (on a Nikon D50)
shutter speed: 1/80
aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 400
flash: none

Don’t be afraid to get up-close and personal with your subject, as long as they don’t mind, of course. Just be mindful with your focusing, especially if you’re shooting wide open as I did for this shot. Take advantage of your shallow depth of field, by focusing on the closest eye and leaving the rest soft.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit