Before the bride and groom tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony at Château Le Park, we went to a park to take creative photos of the bride and groom and the bridal party.
In the past, the best photographers were those who could obtain a good exposure on a consistent basis. Nowadays, things have changed. We need to deliver art, entertain the bridal party and the couple, master lighting, posing and composition and more...
For this special event we used some secrets tools including smoker grenades, mirrors, water, strobes and so on in order to create outstanding wedding photography for the couple.
In this particular photo we pulled of no less than four smoke grenades to create that foggy, romantic, cinematic look.
I directed the bride and groom to kiss and then asked the bridal party to look at them and make some noise. The beauty of giving loose directions is that the subjects have the liberty of playing their own part in creating the image. Giving strict directions has to be avoided at all cost because the wedding photos will look unnatural, posed and fake.
Often, I use another technique where give the couple a long list of directions which is impossible to remember. They usually follow the first two or three steps and then they burst into laughter. In truth, that is the whole point: to make the couple laugh so I can prompt genuine moments I think capture in candid photos. I think you will agree with me that this is much better than telling them to smile.
After we finished taking pictures of the bridal party, we asked them to go to the limo so we can photograph the bride and groom. Shortly after, we headed towards the venue for the outdoor ceremony, followed by the cocktail hour and reception.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.