Lyn Ismael of Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories is a Toronto wedding photographer that blends photojournalism and fine art portraiture. As a Toronto wedding photographer, her goal is to capture images from your wedding in Toronto that tells the story of your Toronto wedding, focusing on your relationships with the people you love the most. The images delivered from your Toronto wedding photographer will become a family heirloom and will also serve as a memento on the day you married your beloved and start your life together as one.
Once you’ve chosen a Toronto wedding photographer to photograph your Toronto wedding, two things you should start considering is having an engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer and building a Toronto wedding timeline to make sure your Toronto wedding photographer has enough time to cover your Toronto wedding photography.
Engagement Session in Toronto by your Toronto Wedding Photographer
An engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer is a great way for you to celebrate this moment in your life together before your Toronto wedding. Booking an engagement session with a Toronto wedding photographer helps the two of you get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. It’s also a great way to get to know how your Toronto wedding photographer shoots and for your Toronto wedding photographer to get to know you as a couple. After your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer, you can then give your Toronto wedding photographer feedback on what you liked on your photos and what you didn’t like.
Things to Consider:
1. Decide with your Toronto wedding photographer whether you’d rather have an urban location vs a natural location (or both!)
Choosing a type of location with your Toronto wedding photographer will help direct what you should wear f or your engagement session. An urban setting for your Toronto engagement session has it’s advantages. The light in an urban location will almost always be clean as the light would be bouncing off neutral coloured objects. Your Toronto wedding photographer will also like the way geometric shapes are more commonly found in urban locations and thus makes for great, artistic compositions. Also, as urban locations are usually neutral in colour, you’ll have more choices in terms of your wardrobe’s colour palette.
Choosing a natural location with your Toronto wedding photographer on the other hand has its advantages too. When your Toronto wedding photographer uses trees or any type of foliage in the background in backlit situations, you get beautiful bokeh, blurry background that emphasizes the subject even more. Your Toronto wedding photographer will also love the romantic feel an open field of flowers creates at sundown. Choosing a natural location with your Toronto wedding photographer also allows her to create wide shots that are more artistic in nature.
2. Get your hair and makeup done on the day of your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer.
Not only is it a good way to do a test run with your hair and makeup team before your wedding in Toronto, you also get to look glamorous on your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer. You can even plan a date night right after your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer as you’re already dolled up!
3. Bring at least two sets of outfits for variety.
Plan on starting out with more of a casual type of clothing and then change into a dressier outfit later on on your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer. You don’t have to match your colours. As long as the colours compliment each other, it’ll look great on your Toronto engagement photos.
4. Ladies, bring a comfortable shoe for walking in between locations with your Toronto wedding photographer.
High heels, aside for making you look tall, also makes woman look more alluring and glamorous. The downside is it can be painful to walk with. During your engagement session with your Toronto wedding photographer, you will probably be doing a lot of walking. So bring comfy shoes in between shots.
5. Have fun!
This is all about the two of you so try not to forget — have fun!
Building a Timeline With Your Toronto Wedding Photographer
Your Toronto wedding photographer will need time to create the photos you desire for your Toronto wedding. The information below is an example of what a good Toronto wedding timeline would look like, with the Ceremony at 2 pm and the Reception to start at 6pm,
Groom’s Coverage – 9:30 to 11:am
During the groom’s coverage, Lyn Ismael, your Toronto wedding photographer will capture the groom as he gets ready before the ceremony. Ideally, the groom will have put his shirt and pants on before the Toronto wedding photographer start. Your Toronto wedding photographer will capture moments as he put on his tie and jacket, hang out with the groomsmen, and have portraits taken with his family before the ceremony starts.
Bride’s Coverage – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Before your Toronto wedding photographer arrives to start the Bride’s coverage, the bride and her bridesmaids, and Mother of the Bride should have their hair and makeup done. The bridesmaids and the mother of the bride should be dressed in their Toronto wedding attire as they will want to look good as they help the bride get into her gown. Make sure the gown, the shoes, jewelry, and bouquet are all in one spot so that the Toronto wedding photographer have everything she needs for the detail shots.
Ceremony – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Family Formals – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Your Toronto wedding photographer will ask you beforehand of a list of your groupings for your family formals. Keep in mind that each grouping are photographed for3-5 minutes each. So for ten groupings with your Toronto wedding photographer, plan to finish in at least 30 minutes or 50 minutes at the most. It’s a good idea to assign one person per family as a wrangler for everyone that needed to be in the photos stay In one place.
Wedding Party plus the Bride and Groom portraits – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
If you want your Toronto wedding photographer to give your creative portraits, make sure you give her enough time to do so. The two hour time slot requested by your Toronto wedding photographer includes travel times between locations in Toronto.
Reception – 6:00 pm
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