It is often said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Australia-based photographer Peter Adams-Shawn has made a name for himself by capturing the reflections in wedding guests’ eyes. He took his first “eyescape” in 2011, and has been taking them consistently since 2014.

His work is so unbelievable that the head International Loupe Awards judge apologized to Adams for thinking it was a composite.

Adams-Shawn shared this tip with Techly: “One other secret – the best frames I’ve captured have had the subject smiling,” writes Adams-Shawn. “This relaxes the shot, brings natural creases in the eyes, and even this close, you can tell the subject is smiling.”

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If you look closely, you’ll see Peter Adams-Shawn, and if you’ve already found him – you just unlocked his biggest secret…

In 2011, he was playing with reflections and captured his first “eyescape” of a young flower girl watching the bride do her hair

Son watches his Mum and Dad get married

His work is so unbelievable that ~10-15 percent of professional photographers in forums thought he used photoshop

Surprisingly, his photos are 100% real and not composites

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Bride looks at her dress

Groom looks at his bride

Bride looks at the guests of her wedding

A father looks on as his daughter and wife have a moment before leaving for the ceremony

The bride’s view of all the guests at the wedding

The bride getting ready as seen through the eyes of one of her bridesmaids

The bride blows a kiss to the groom

Peter Adams-Shawn is now experimenting with bubbles which he says will be his next project