Romantic Engagement Photos
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Romantic Engagement Photos

The third spread in this album features two romantic engagement photos captured in downtown Toronto. 

The image of the left feature the couple embracing each other in front of a ritzy apartment building in Yorkville. The couple looks absolutely stunning in this image. To give the shot candid feel I asked Katerina to pretend that she is doing her hair while looking at the Taylor. This flirty move makes the image look more for journalistic as opposed to being directed by the photographer.

The second engagement picture is a close-up of the couple going for a kiss. I call this technique "almost a kiss" and it creates sensual tension in photograph. Although this is one of my go to poses during wedding day and engagement portraits, this image is stunning for a few reasons. First, in both photographs on the spread the "sandwich " light gives them a cinematic effect. The sun was coming from behind the couple and bounced into a building creating a spotlight. Second, the good-looking couple is positioned in front of a beautiful backdrop created by the apartment building on Hazelton Lanes. 

Technical Aspects of These Engagement Photos

Both Images Were Shot Using Canon prime lenses. The image on the left was captured with a Canon 35mm lens mounted on a 5D Mark III camera. The portrait on the right was created with an 85 mm 1.2 lens. Both photos were shot at the very shallow depth of field, which combined with a perfect lighting gives these images a polished look.

Location: 14 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2E2.

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