Wedding Rings, Bavaria, Germany

MAY 2007 – An administrant presents the wedding rings that will soon be exchanged between the bride and the groom in a church in Schliersee, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Weddings are perfect to explore new ways to illustrate and explore creative concepts that have been widely photographed. When I shoot my weddings I always try to add some new spice when shooting the rings.

In this photo, I combined press photography with wedding photography. Press photography, because I did not plan this exact photo. For the most important shots of the wedding I know in advance where to position to get the desired look of an image. However, when I saw the two administrants carrying the tray with the rings and the family book, I just had to stop them and ask them for a photo. I needed them just as a backdrop to capture the two formal items that seal the wedding. And it worked out nicely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time19-MAY-2007, 14:32
LocationSchliersee, Bavaria
CameraCanon EOS 1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70mm 2.8L USM
Exposure1/125 sec at f/4.5 (with flash)
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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