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27/04/2016 7:53 AM AEST | Updated 27/04/2016 7:55 AM AEST

If You Look Closely At These Rings, You'll See The Couples That Wear Them

There's more than meets the eye.

Within the world of wedding photography, professionals are constantly innovating -- think dronesGIFs and smoke bombs. Self-taught Australian photographer Peter Adams-Shawn is doing just that with wedding band reflection photos he calls "ringscapes."

"Ringscapes" consist of a wedding scene captured in the reflection of the bride or groom's wedding band.

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Peter Adams-Shawn is making waves with his "ringscapes," which are wedding photos reflected in a wedding band. 

"It wasn’t really a case of deciding to do them," Adams-Shawn told The Huffington Post. "It was a case of seeing a shot and taking it. Then seeing something similar again and shooting that, too."

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Adams-Shawn started taking "ringscape" photos by chance in 2012, when he noticed a reflection of the bride and groom in the pair's rings.

Adams-Shawn, of Memories Of Tomorrow Photography, first began capturing reflections of wedding moments in 2011, when he noticed a bride reflecting in a flower girl's eye. He calls those "eyescapes."

"The first 'eyescape' came as a result of taking a shot of a flower girl having her makeup done," Adams-Shawn said. "I saw a reflection of the bride in her eye and took the shot."

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Adams-Shawn took "eyescape" photos before he ever tried a "ringscape" shot.

The idea for ring reflections came just as organically. In 2012, Adams-Shawn had grabbed a bride and groom's rings to get a photo, when he noticed a reflection.

"I placed the rings on the railing in a gazebo whilst the bride and groom were cuddling to stay warm behind me," Adams-Shawn said. "When I set the rings down, I saw the reflection. I quickly grabbed a flash and took the shot. After that I was always on the lookout for opportunities with rings."

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"I don’t fully understand the intricacies or technicalities of what is going on, but quite frankly I don’t really care," Adams-Shawn said. "Wedding photography is about the pictures -- the memories." 

Getting a simple reflection shot isn't particularly complicated, Adams-Shawn said. 

"Getting a reflection is relatively easy. Getting a meaningful one that tells a story is for me, at least, where the real magic lies," he said.

But how does he do it?

"I see a reflection, I photograph it," Adams-Shawn said. "I don’t fully understand the intricacies or technicalities of what is going on, but quite frankly I don’t really care. Wedding photography is about the pictures -- the memories."

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