The ring exchange was the pinnacle of this Kortright Centre wedding ceremony. To celebrate such an important part of the big day, I decided to create something more original.
As a Toronto wedding photographer, I learned that first you have to take the safe shot and then you work the image onto the create something outstanding that will stand the testament of time.
How can a photographer create something unique when everybody carries a camera around? In my opinion, a professional photographer has a few tricks under his sleeve: first, he has an outstanding understanding of light and can create beautiful light even when the weather does not cooperate. Posing is another secret weapon of the professionals and it is so difficult to master that many artists just give up and call themselves photojournalists. Finally, composition is where the true artist can shine. You know when you were told to place everything in the centre of the frame? While, ever told you that was dead wrong! There is so much more to composition and that is not the object of this article.
In this wedding photo, I used composition and an original vantage point to create a splendid image. While the groom was putting on the ring on the bride's finger, I dropped on the ground and shot upwards. I also caught the son between the bride's fingers and used an aperture that created the starburst resembling a diamond.
Even more, the bride and groom's hands are placed along the sinister diagonal in the frame.
All of the above make this one of the most stunning photographs I took at Kortright Centre for conservation
To take this picture I used a 23 mm 1.4 lens mounted on my Fuji XT2 camera. To create the starburst I used an F5.6 aperture.
Location: 9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6.