This first spread of Mike and Karina's Roma's Hospitality Centre wedding album features the bride and groom kissing while having the first dance. As a Toronto wedding photographer, I always try to open the album with a wow shot and that this double spread picture thousand the whole story of their wedding day. The bride and groom are embraced in a passionate kiss. To create dynamism in this frame, I employed a technique called the Dutch tilt where I wrote the the camera slightly clockwise so that the subjects are placed along the reciprocal diagonal in the image. There is another element of interest makes this wedding shot outstanding. As usually, I placed a several Christmas lights in front of the lens to create foreground bokeh.
The 12" x 24" format of this picture gives it a cinematic look, which makes it even more striking. This is a candid photograph that was lit with flash and a continuous light used as a hair light so provide separation between the subject and the background. What also makes the image unique is the huge globes of red Christmas lights framing the couple.
To create this shot I used a Canon 85 mm 1.2 lens mounted on a 5D Mark III body.
Location: 5980 Shawson Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 3Z6.