Every wedding ceremony is beautiful and unique in its own way. The decorations at the front of the venue and along the aisle, the way the vows are said, the groom’s reaction when he sees his future wife in her wedding gown for the first time…these are just some of the qualities that make each day different from one another. When shooting ceremonies, it can be difficult at times to capture the events in a way that makes the image interesting. Classic wedding photography often follows the same structure when it comes to shooting this part of the big day: Standing at the back of the chapel or seating area and getting an overall shot of the guests, the bridal party, and the bride and groom facing each other at the front. There is nothing wrong with this image, of course, but it is important to find ways to switch things up and get a few photos that are more original and exclusive to the wedding.
At this indoor church wedding, I started by capturing all the necessary shots before I began to look around and experiment with the surroundings. When photographing inside, reflections are everywhere and are a great way of adding depth to a picture.The polished marble tile at the front of the chapel created a perfect mirror reflection of the bride and groom sitting in the front pews.
Location: Toronto, ON.1/640; f/2.8; ISO 5000; 70.0 mm.