Fun Shots
Photography by Calin
Black Creek Pioneer Village


This album spread contains two  photos taken during a at Black Creek Pioneer Village wedding. The image on the left features the main subjects, the bride and her son and was captured before the wedding ceremony, more specifically during the bride preparation. To give the image dimension, there is one of the bridesmaids smiling in the background. The second image, on the right page of the album spread, presents the bride looking down through her dress.

Selfies are omnipresent these days and a selfie with your mother on her wedding day is priceless. Still, despite the fact this shot looks natural, I staged it. When I saw the bride's son taking selfies with his mother, I asked the guests not to jump into the scene and one of the bridesmaids to stand behind them. My request was so unexpected that the bridesmaid started laughing. As a wedding photographer I have to improvise to get the right shots. By placing the bridesmaid in the background I added a new layer, which gives the image more dimension. If you wish, it makes it three dimensional.

This shot of the bride looking down her dress is super fun, especially if you can see it behind the scenes. Seconds before the bride got into her dress, I laid on the floor on my back and asked her to bring the dress above my lens. The result? The dress became a tunnel and I asked the bride to look down at my lens through the tunnel. The photographic composition in this frame is impeccable. I placed the bride in the middle of the golden spiral.

In wedding photography, events unfolding on the wedding day are also opportunities to bond with the couple and to have fun. Once the bride and groom relax, the quality of their wedding photos increases. The unknown side of a Toronto wedding photography is this. Besides taking images we are event coordinators, confidantes and eventually, best friends. After all, we follow the bride from the engagement session and then from the beginning of the big day through the wedding ceremony and during the reception.

If you are bride looking for venues or banquet halls for your big day, here are a few locations I highly recommend. If you love rustic weddings, Pioneer Village is an excellent choice with its wedding chapel, historical buildings, huge dance floor and also very important in Toronto Ontario, a large parking lot. Alternatively, you might like the Country Heritage Park which is perfect for rustic wedding. Also you might want to try one of the country clubs or Doctor House which combines the beauty of its gardens with the comfort of a more sophisticated wedding venue. Should your wallet size match that of your dreams, you might want to try Casa Loma or Palais Royale, where we can sneak out during your wedding reception and take some night shots on the shores of Lake Ontario. My couples absolutely love the night pictures we create at the banquet hall.

Location: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON M3J 2P3.

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