Photographed by Michael Greenberg in beautiful Old Montreal, this is one of Phototerra's iconic images that received an award of excellence in Bride and Groom Together category from the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) competition.
If we didn’t mention the location for this composition, you would have never guessed it. It is because photos at the old port of Montreal don’t always have to be about the background. They can range from scenic to photo-journalistic to abstract, such as this image.
Luckily, the bride and groom were not shy to try something different giving our photographer more creative leeway during their photo shoot. It was a breezy day so Michael thought he could use the bride’s veil for a creative effect. One flash is used here on camera-left to light up the groom while exposing the image for the bride under another source of light - the sun.
If you are a photographer reading this, don't be afraid to experiment with flash on super sunny days because the results can be dramatic and artistic. The texture of the veil, the lighting, and the background make for a beautiful black and white photograph.