Asha and Ryan’s Sleek, Sophisticated and Glamorous Engagement Photo Shoot at One King West Hotel

When we met Asha an acclaimed CBC News reporter and her fiancé Ryan, we as editorial photographers were instantly excited and intrigued at the prospect of planning and executing an engagement photo shoot for such a charming and organized couple. As huge fans of the locally shot legal tv series Suits, this stylized editorial shoot was completed in One King West Hotel. Taking inspiration from James Bond and Suits, they desired for their engagement shoot to be sleek, sophisticated, and devastatingly glamorous.

The One King West condo Hotel housed in Toronto’s historic Dominion Bank Building and located in the heart of Toronto’s financial, entertainment and shopping district was the most inspired choice of location for Asha and Ryan’s highly stylized engagement shoot (and similarly would be a stunning venue to hold a wedding ceremony and reception at). We chose to shoot in the hotel’s historic Grand Banking Hall and underground vault. The stunning gold coffered ceiling, regal Corinthian columns, and soaring light-filled cathedral windows in the Grand Banking Hall combined with the mysterious underground vault resulted in an engagement photo shoot that was worthy of being featured in any high fashion editorial magazine spread.

One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

Does anyone else want a Martini, “shaken, not stirred” after admiring this solo shot of our groom Ryan? Ryan looks perfectly “007” in this exquisitely tailored royal blue suit, classic crisp white button down shirt, which was finished off with a smart red and white striped tie. James Bond who

Does anyone else want a Martini, “shaken, not stirred” after admiring this solo shot of our groom Ryan? Ryan looks perfectly “007” in this exquisitely tailored royal blue suit, classic crisp white button down shirt, which was finished off with a smart red and white striped tie. James Bond who One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

Asha and Ryan sure cut an elegant figure in this glamorous shot. Asha in her slinky and stunning crisp white dress was beaming with joy as she struck a seriously stylish pose with the equally beaming Ryan next to her.

Asha and Ryan sure cut an elegant figure in this glamorous shot. Asha in her slinky and stunning crisp white dress was beaming with joy as she struck a seriously stylish pose with the equally beaming Ryan next to her. One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

The rich, luxe amber lighting emanating from the grand chandelier and sconces provided the perfect backdrop for this romantic shot. This intimate and dreamy shot exquisitely showcased the beautiful love Asha and Ryan have for one another.

The rich, luxe amber lighting emanating from the grand chandelier and sconces provided the perfect backdrop for this romantic shot. This intimate and dreamy shot exquisitely showcased the beautiful love Asha and Ryan have for one another. One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

This is yet another fashion editorial spread worthy shot. We decided to create and capture the soft shadows of the grand light fixtures and staircases to add a refined, yet mysterious feel to this shot. Asha and Ryan’s effortlessly sleek poses added the finishing touches to this remarkable shot.

This is yet another fashion editorial spread worthy shot. We decided to create and capture the soft shadows of the grand light fixtures and staircases to add a refined, yet mysterious feel to this shot. Asha and Ryan’s effortlessly sleek poses added the finishing touches to this remarkable shot. One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

In this shot Asha and Ryan were able to make nonchalant poses against the cold, steel doors of One King West Hotel’s classic underground vault look so effortlessly edgy and cool.

In this shot Asha and Ryan were able to make nonchalant poses against the cold, steel doors of One King West Hotel’s classic underground vault look so effortlessly edgy and cool. One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

One King West Hotel’s underground vault is the perfect backdrop for this highly classic romantic and stylishly posed shot. This shot was so flawlessly posed by Asha and Ryan, and perfectly emanated vibes of romance, adventure and espionage.

One King West Hotel’s underground vault is the perfect backdrop for this highly classic romantic and stylishly posed shot. This shot was so flawlessly posed by Asha and Ryan, and perfectly emanated vibes of romance, adventure and espionage.One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

This was unequivocally our favourite shot from the shoot. This shot looked like a still straight out of any James Bond film. We decided to make this shot black and white to fully take advantage and highlight the classic feel of an old movie and even more importantly highlight the stunning and mysterious nature of the shadows cast by Asha, Ryan and the vault.

This was unequivocally our favourite shot from the shoot. This shot looked like a still straight out of any James Bond film. We decided to make this shot black and white to fully take advantage and highlight the classic feel of an old movie and even more importantly highlight the stunning and mysterious nature of the shadows cast by Asha, Ryan and the vault. One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

One King West Hotel stylized Engagement and Pre wedding photo session.

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