As a wedding photographer, I always try to create in camera outstanding imagery that is different from the ones one sees on various wedding photography websites.
For this beautiful Korean couple I placed Christmas lights in front of my 85mm lens and created the large globes of light. Often wedding guests are puzzled when they see me hold dangling christmas lights in front of the camera and ask to see the results. Needless to say, the photos are stunning, though creating such image it is a combination of practice, artistry and sheer luck. During engagement sessions I can take the time to create such images, but on the wedding day, when time is a bit tight, risking a critical shot is not the best choice.
For this image, I shot my Canon 85mm f1.2 at f2. I used a bare flash camera right and a flash diffused through a shoot through umbrella to illuminate the background, consisting of a graffiti wall.
Precise posing was crucial for this image as the small light source (bare flash) creates harsh shadows. I chose to place the couple facing the flash so that no shadows cross their face.
This image is part of a Toronto Engagement Photography session I did in downtown Toronto, specifically in Yorkville, downtown core, Dundas Square, Massey Hall, Dineen Coffee and some other locations.
Location: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7.