Sometimes locations are austere and a wedding photographer has to use other tricks to create in camera artistry.
In this particular image, the textured grey wall provides an interesting background for the subjects, the couple that just got engaged.
Of course all of us want to photograph in Rome or Paris, but often a boring street in Toronto will gift us better light than the most stunning location in the above mentioned European capitals. If the couple is also helping the photographer by displaying their emotion openly, we are golden.
Yes, I know we, wedding photographers are supposed to inject emotions into the image, but if the couple does not collaborate, there is not much we can do.
I remember photographing a couple who had been together for a long time and felt silly in front of the camera and laughed nervously. All my efforts to relax them and make them feel natural were useless. Sometimes, a photographer has to admit he is not the best fit for the couple and urge them to find another professional photographer who can meet their needs or who is a better fit. In fact, I just had this situation a few days ago when I realised my style did not match a South Asian couple requirements so I encouraged them to contact one of my fellow photographers who I though would be a better fit.
This image is part of a collection of engagement photos I did in downtown Toronto, specifically in Yorkville, downtown core, Dundas Square, Massey Hall, Dineen Coffee and some other locations.
Location: 91 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R, Canada.