Kymberlie Dozois Photography presents her photographic methodology and inspiration behind her beautiful photography at at Maquette wedding venue Toronto.
How would you describe the wedding style of Andrea and Adam?
Their wedding was laid-back, classic and intimate. The first time I spoke to Adam it was clear he had an artistic vision for their day. They were so happy and present during their entire wedding, which is important. A wedding day goes by incredibly quickly, and I loved watching these two basking in every moment of it.
How excited were you to take pictures of Andrea in that stunning dress?
The dress was perfect! I was stoked to photograph her in it. Andrea is a beautiful person all around, which made photographing her and spending the morning with her and her sister wonderful.
What are some of the ways you achieve your knock out wedding portraits?
To me light is one of the most important factors in wedding photography. Understanding light, and helping your couples understand how lighting affects their images is really important. We try to keep our wedding portrait portion of the day short so that our clients can participate fully in their weddings. For us it’s all about good light, keeping it quick and fun, and telling a beautiful visual story.
What in your mind makes a remarkable wedding photograph?
A remarkable photograph is one that brings you into the moment. If you can look at a photograph, or a series of photographs, and feel the emotion of the moment or the day, to me that is remarkable.
Andrea and Adam had a lovely romantic wedding ceremony at Marquette. You beautifully captured this with unique compositions and candid moments. What were some of your considerations while doing this?
My partner, Ryan, comes from a film background and his work has really influenced how we capture the day. We focus on storytelling in our work and letting the day unfold organically. We want our clients to be able to have fun and lean into emotional moments. How we compose images is almost second nature, after shooting together for so long our view points and style are habit.
What are some of the ongoing sources of inspiration for you as a photographer?
Life and relationships. For me, creating art is all about taking the emotions and feelings I experience and see around me, and finding a visual way to express those.
There is a lush romantic hue to the wedding photos you took at the wedding reception of Andrea and Adam how did you achieve this?
I try to use as much natural ambient lighting as possible, which I find so much more romantic than harshly lit images. Editing also greatly affects the overall colour and toning of an image.
It has been described that a wedding photographer has to be able to see the day through their couple’s eyes to anticipate the viewpoints they want captured. What do you think of this?
I think that as a photographer it would be impossible to know every detail of who or what is important to a couple, and that’s why photographing absolutely everything as if it has huge significance is crucial. A couple has a lifetime of stories with the people attending their wedding, and they will have even more stories in the future. Viewpoints can shift with time, so I believe shooting the wedding as if every moment could be a moment of importance is the most valuable thing you can do for a couple.
What are your favourite photographs from this lovely celebration?
All the embraces. Everyone is glowing with happiness and full of so much love. These emotions just pour out of the images.
How do you so successfully capture the outdoor night time setting of the wedding?
The venue had awesome outdoor lighting which made it easy to get some really nice black and white images. String lights are amazing, and they definitely added an amazing mood to Andrea and Adam’s images.
What informs your decision to present a photograph in black and white format?
I find black and white images can be less distracting, especially for more emotional images. Black and white photos really draw you into what’s happening in the frame.