The couple got married at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Brampton, Ontario. This is a sumptuous church featuring splendid stained glass windows. However photographing inside the church is a challenge for a wedding photographer. The multitude of light sources make it very difficult to set the proper white balance at different spots in this church.
This panoramic image of the church showcases the beautiful building and the relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the bride and groom's religious ceremony. This is one of my signature wedding photographs that I usually take at the beginning of the ceremony. A while ago, I learned from Christman Studios their motto: get low, get high, get close, get far, get dirty! In other words, shoot from a low angle a high angle, shoot close-ups and wide angle pictures to offer the couples a variety of imagery.
To create this image I asked my second photographer to hide in the went to the entrance of the church where I took the shot. The aisle creates a leading line towards the bride and groom who were sitting in front of the church. In the pews the bride and groom's families and friends are following the religious ceremony. Finally, we can see the priest at the altar performing the traditional wedding rituals. As a side note, if you are getting married in this church, please make sure the your photographer visits the building prior to the wedding as this is a very difficult location for wedding photography. The low quality and quantity of light can pose challenges to a wedding photographer who has not shot in these kind of conditions.
To create this photograph I used a Canon 16 to 35 millimetre lens shot at 16 mm. In post processing I chose a panoramic crop to give this photograph a stunning look.
Location: 5980 Shawson Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 3Z6.