Exquisite Wedding Portraits Capture a View of the Bride Reflected in Their Beloved’s Eye

Unconventional Image Of Couple's Wedding Day

Photographer Peter Adams-Shawn of Memories of Tomorrow Photography is known for the unconventional way in which he captures happy couples on their wedding day. Using reflections as the conceptual jumping-off point, we’ve previously marveled at his series Ringscapes that displays minuscule portraits of the newlyweds in the glint of their wedding rings. In a sister project, Adams-Shawn has created Eyescapes, which features one half of the couple (often the bride) reflected in their lover’s eye.

Impressively, all of the images in Eyescapes are created as single exposures—there aren’t any digital composites assembled later. Everything is “done in-camera on the wedding day,” Adams-Shawn told us in an email. The results are often subtle, and you’ve got to carefully look beyond the subject’s eye to see the small figure in the reflection. Once you discover that mirrored person, however, you get the sense of how their beloved views them—it looks a lot like love.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Peter Adams-Shawn.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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