Here are a few images from one of the Toronto engagement sessions of mine. There are many ways to capture an image and to make it look better. Different styles and techniques will definitely play a big role in what comes out as a final result. Some photographers like a white background,chair and a cheesy smile. Some will avoid this at all costs. Some follow their subjects from a far,like a paparazzi. Each client chooses their wedding photographer by personal preferences and a similar vision. So where do I fit? I try to concentrate on the bride and groom,but at the same time find the best possible background to compliment the subjects. Image #1 has a swan in the lower right corner. #2 has a brick wall. #3 has a blue sky. These are just some of the things I use for my wedding and engagement coverage. A lot of photographers sometimes get too focused on one thing and forget to prevision the whole picture and use the beautiful environment around them. From my seminars and emails that I receive from other photographers, I am often asked to show how to properly expose the background and the subject. Shoot in manual. It’s amazing that many are still using auto or semi-auto modes. Don’t let your camera control your vision!! Manual mode will let you control all aspects of your image. The key is to correctly expose the background,while in full manual mode. Then light the subject until it is properly exposed. The light can come from different sources: flash,sun,strobe,video light,etc.