These two beautiful engagement photos were taken in Toronto Botanical Garden during the golden hour.
Picture on the left features Katarina positioned behind Taylor and giving him a kiss on the cheek. He's looking at the camera and smiling. Too often the girl is the subject of our photos while the guy is ignored. As a Toronto wedding photographer I have a duty for both the bride and the groom to make them look good. As such, in some pictures I have to make the boys shine in this is one of them.
The picture on the right features Katarina and Taylor sitting on the stone steps next to them fountain in Edward Gardens.
The main image and the spread is the one on the right. I photographed it using a Canon 35mm 1.4 lens to capture a beautiful environmental engagement photo of the couple. Using a wide-angle lens achieves a couple of things. First, at the same aperture, the depth of field is deeper, capturing not only the customers scratch that not only the couple but also their surroundings.
Even more important I used a special composition technique named balancing. How does it work? In this image, the fountain is aligned with the couple's body to create a diagonal. By definition diagonals give pictures dynamism because they suggest motion.
Location: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2.