Atlantis Toronto is an excellent site for wedding photography. Besides the gorgeous views of Toronto downtown from the rooftop, Atlantis boasts huge floor to ceiling windows that provide a high quality diffused light, conducive to splendid wedding photos. When I took this picture, I knew the gods of photography smiled down on me. How often during the wedding ceremony, do you see both the bride and groom raise their hands in unison to wipe a tear in their eyes.
I took this photo during seconds after the bride walks down the aisle accompanied by her brother. This sweet couple simply could not control their emotions - which I absolutely loved! As a Toronto wedding photographer, moments like this help me create timeless images that separate my work from the crowd.
As I think the colors would not have added to the photo, but the rather distract from the beauty of the moment, I processed this image in black and white.
This nuptial was a very emotional one. When I photograph weddings I have to work hard not to be absorbed too much in the flow of the events. At the beginning of my career as a wedding photographer, I was so involved emotionally in the event that I forgot to take the photos...I was laughing and crying (yes, literally crying) with the bride and groom and unfortunately, missing great shots. After a while I realized that I am hired to capture the moments, not to live them so I am trying to be slightly detached from the wedding. I just want to be enough emotionally involved in the wedding so that I can resonate with the couple, but not too close to cry behind the viewfinder and not be able to take usable photos. Unfortunately, if one eyes are teary, he is not able to watch what is going on in the frame.
I took this image using my beloved is Canon 85 mm F1.2 lens shot at aft 2.5. Because the bride and groom were both in the same focus plane, I could shoot at a very shallow depth of field. That permitted me to separate the couple from the wedding officiant behind them who is out of focus in this image.
Location: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9.