As a Toronto wedding photographer, during the bride's preparation I always attempt to take an artistic shot of the engagement and wedding rings as I did during this Roma's Hospitality Centre wedding. For this ring shot, I looked for a background that shows the sky. The groom's mother passed away a few months before his wedding and in this image I wanted to convey special message. I wanted to show the rings against the sky to suggest that the groom's mother's blessing this wedding from the heavens.
To make the ring stand out, I used a monochrome background. The image used as the background portrays the interior courtyard of a building from which we can see the sky. The backdrop is out of focus so that the viewer's attention is directed to the rings, the main subject of this image. From a composition standpoint this symmetrical image. I choose a central composition to give this image balance and to convey a message of stability given by marriage.
This picture ended up occupying two pages on the wedding album, a testament to the fact that the bride and groom loved this original and artistic shot.
I photographed this image using a Canon 100mm macro lens mounted on a 5D Mark III camera. To illuminate the rings, I used to continuous light sources placed just outside the frame to the left and right of the image. In order to have the whole engagement ring in focus, I shot this image at F11.
Location: 5980 Shawson Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 3Z6.