This image is depicting the bride, her two year old niece and the bride's sister in law. The brides' relatives traveled to Toronto all the way from China to attend their wedding.
I love the way the niece looks at the bride with her big innocent eyes, held in her mothers' arms. This is a simple image, unique in it's content very powerful through the emotions evoked.
The bride is getting close to give her niece a kiss on the forehead.
For the processing, I used black and white. Sometimes colors distract viewer's attention from the photograph's message and subtracting the colour adds to the value of the image. This is the case where less is more.
This image is pure photo journalistic. The subjects were having a moment and I just placed myself in a position where I could immortalize it sublimely.
While this image is not going to win any awards anytime soon, it is a very emotional image and very close to my heart. The bride and groom are good friends of mine and especially the bride adores her niece. In fact after the wedding, the newlyweds invited us to have dinner at their place and we all shared stories from their wedding.
This photo features Atlantis Banquet Hall, a superb venue in downtown Toronto.
Location: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9.