Two different mood and tone
It was a hot summer day. It was not perfect time to do the photos shoot under direct sun light. So were most of the wedding days. She was enjoying her moment alone. I did not know what she was thinking at the moment. I noticed the color and composition were good and I were pressing the shutter along the way she walked. With a little help of photoshop, different mood and tone can be accomplished. How much photoshop is needed? It is all depends on personal preference. I will say stop when you see the photo is too perfect. Too perfect will make it look fake.
It was a rainy day in last summer. Sky finally opened a bit. We were so happy and got ready to leave the house for some photographs. She jumped on the car and I took the shot. Light was so diffuse because of the overcast sky. This was a great start for the wedding photography. It was all natural light for this shoot. I did a little touch up in photoshop to increase the contrast.
I don't just take photos. I make them !
Now, almost everyone has 1 or more than 1 cameras. Cell phones, tablets and compact cameras are so cheap. Everyone can take photos including a 4 years old boy. As a professional photographer, I can not just maintain at the level of taking photos. I MAKE STUNNING PHOTOS instead. I make images that will make you feel the moments.
Tears, Laughter, Joyful moments of those unique love stories....
They will be there forever and on ....
This photo demonstrates the use of telezoom lens. Long/Tele lens create great separation between the lovers and the background. In technical term, the lens has short "Depth of Field". Also, this lens creates beautiful "Bokeh".
Camera setting :
Camera : Canon 5D Mark III,
1/1500 sec, ISO 100
Lens : Canon EF 200 @ f/2.8
Beautiful bride, Sarah, pose behind the veil. This is a classic Bridal Photo. Shoot under Natural Light only. I put Sarah by the window. Just have enough sun light shower on her face. Veil as the light diffuser.
I have put more photos of this wedding into my blog here : Sarah & Edward wedding at Bayview Golf Club, Toronto
Wedding detail is one the important part of wedding photography. Couples spend lot of hard work and money to make them look perfect. The details make each wedding different and unique.
Every photo I made, I have my flash lighting blend in nicely with the ambient light. With the best perspective and background I choose. That make the different from great images from good images.
There is no Take 2 in wedding photography. So on choosing a wedding photographer, you have to think about your budget and also make sure you have checked on the portfolio of those wedding photographers. Talk to the photographers and make sure you are comfortable with him or her. Not every wedding photographer is the same.
Destiny Wedding - Rome, Italy
Destiny Wedding has been the dream to lot of couples. I'm not going to tell you about tips and tricks on destiny wedding. There are so many articles cover those already. But you have to know that when you come back from your wonderful journey. What you got is your memory and may be photographies and videos. Those photographies and videos can bring back those excellent and joyful moments at any time you like.
Let me know your budget and we can work out the plan that work for you. As a wedding photographer, my job is not just taking photo for a living. I really need you to have a great photo experience with me at the same time.
This photo was taken on a summer wedding 2013. Sun was bright and hot outside. I came across this underpass and I just had this vision inspired by the movie
"Somewhere In Time"
Just like Garden of Eden
This photo is from a real wedding at Niagara-on-the-lake. They are lucky to have the moment of their own from the busy wedding day. Their wedding ceremony is simple but elegant. This photo is made from three photos in fact. One exposed for the sky, one for the green leaves and one for the couples. They all have different exposures and I have to blend them together to make a photo likes this.
Photography look simple but there are lot of work at the back to make a stunning image.