A Traditional Wedding, Bavaria, Germany

MAY 2007 – A couple gets married in the St. Sixtus church in Schliersee, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

I love to shoot weddings, because the mood is very special, always. And it’s a rewarding job to do, because you know that the couple will forever look at the photos and remember one of the most important days in their lives.

It gets even more exciting when the wedding ceremony takes place in a traditional location like the historic church of St. Sixtus in Schliersee, Germany, in this photo. It’s beautifully decorated and offers the perfect frame for a traditional Bavarian wedding. The bride grew up in Schliersee, so she had plenty of friends and family in the village who joined the ceremony.

This is one of the many terrific photos, and I love the focus on the couple, the expression of the priest, and the historic artwork in the back. Yes, it’s a lot of gold and can be a bit overwhelming, but then again it’s as traditional as it can get in Bavaria.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time19-MAY-2007, 14:55
LocationSchliersee, Bavaria
CameraCanon EOS 1D Mark II N
LensCanon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
ISO800
Exposure1/160 sec at f/4
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2336 x 3504
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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