engagement portraits

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Nice images, thanks for sharing.

    Firstly, you could use an exposure value that won't overexpose the brighter areas...but that may leave much of the photo too dark...but here is where fill light is your best friend.

    Secondly, you could avoid shooting in bright sun or lighting that is speckled with direct sunlight.
     
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    Find shady spots and expose for the shade. If you absolutely must shoot in direct sunlight, make sure their backs are turned towards the sun and use the sun as a rim light from behind. Also, late afternoon sun is always better than hot mid day sun.

    The poses and composition are pretty good, but the blown out parts destroy the mood.

    NJ
     
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    I think the last one is your best one. Welcome to TPF!
     
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I know that is a harsh part of the day, however, its the only time they could do it. But next time I will keep the light behide them. I really appreciate the tips and I will be posting more shortly!
     

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