Toronto photographer Blynda DaCosta discusses her creative process in capturing the Winter wedding style shoot at wedding venue Toronto Berkeley Church.
What was your favourite part of this style shoot?
I would have to say the concept. You can find tons of spring/summer wedding inspiration in published real weddings and styled shoots, but winter inspiration is harder to come by. It’s even harder to make a winter wedding feel pretty, cozy, stylish and warm at the same time.
Many of the pictures are working with both natural light and candlelight to create the beautiful look, how do you achieve this?
I love natural light and will take it in abundance any day. In fact, I do everything in my power to ensure as much natural light as possible whenever I pick up my camera. Soft natural light really is the main ingredient to luminous portraits and images. You have to know how to look for this quality of light as it is very subtle, but makes a huge difference. The large frosted glass windows in the mezzanine of Berkeley really helped add softness to the light and the candles went along seamlessly with this soft look. This shoot took place on a really gloomy and rainy day, but I think the candle light helped the photos look really warm and inviting, despite the weather.
Venue: Berkeley Church
Photography: Blynda DaCosta Photography
Event Design: eph*ra event design…