Daniel and Melissa, of Daniel López Pérez Photography, love to tap into their bold and playful style, especially, they say, when it comes to color. “It would be really hard for us to work in Guatemala and use muted tones,” they say, “so we have found ourselves sticking with a fun, colorful vibe since we started working here.” They also both love solid lines and a well-composed photo. “It’s when you get one of these images in your viewfinder and say to yourself, ‘Hell yes,’” they say with a laugh. Minimalistic in their gear, which is Nikon based, they also like to incorporate a bit of photo-j into their style after the portraits are done.

Check out the behind-the-scenes stories on some of the photos from their submission.