So much of the art of photography is about light, and it’s hard to find a better artist than nature itself. If you’ve ever taken the time to enjoy a sunrise, a candlelit dinner, a huddle of trees illuminated by a full moon, then you know exactly what we mean. Photographers can try their best to imitate nature, but they’ll usually fall just a little short. If a couple is looking to capture a hazy, heavy California sunset during a Toronto winter–and if they want to capture it naturally–they are probably just out of luck. There are photographers who might promise to make it happen, but you won’t be fooled, because nature just refuses to be faked. For that very reason, we light about 90% of our wedding photos with natural light—a choice both we and our clients are always happy with.
So what happens when you’re out of light, since some couples love the idea of an evening ceremony or wedding reception? We could drag along our flash bulbs and lighting equipment, of course, but that can often be obtrusive or contrived, and if there is one thing we pride ourselves on it’s always treating the day with authenticity. Life is beautiful; moments are beautiful. Why get in their way?
Jeffrey and Morgan, a couple we met with recently, definitely agreed. They had their hearts set on celebrating their wedding late in the day, and when we explained our beliefs about avoiding harsh lighting that often makes wedding photos look cheesy, they totally got it. “We want to be us,” they said. “We want to be easy.” Jeffrey and Morgan—already a match made in heaven—were a perfect match for us and our style. By choosing the intimate and cozy Balzac’s Coffee Shoppe in the Distillery District, they were able to let their night unfold the best way: the natural way. Sometimes the simplest ideas are also the most modern.
Jeffrey and Morgan, we adore you!
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