Teryn & Chris's wedding

The last couple of months were busy with travel and work, so it is time to blog again. Last year I was asked to photograph a wedding for Teryn and Chris, which I agreed to do happily. And so in March I took my cameras (two XT2 bodies with grips) with 35mm f2 and f1.4, 50mm f2 and 56mm f1.2 (and Samyang 12mm f2 - teriffic small lens) and had a wonderful time photographing the day. I had the X-Pro2 with me as well (it lives in my bag) and it pretty much went through the day with me with the 35mm f1.4 stuck to it. I did not (and do not) use 23mm (35 FF) lenses, as I find them too wide for my liking when I photograph people. All my gear with spare batteries and chargers was nicely packed into Billingham 307 bag.
Here is a small selection of images, which reflect the story. I tried to capture those unstaged and unplanned moments as much as I could, which can build up the emotional memory of the day. Most of the shots were made with available light and manual focusing, using f2 lenses during the day and switching to f1.2 and f1.4 lenses in the evening. I used flash later on (Nisin i40) when the light was dead and the dancing floor had those purple/magenta beams swinging about... I do not need to write here again how good Fujifilm X cameras are for documentary wedding style, so I will leave the images to speak for themselves.  As for myself - I had an emotional day behind the lens with every minute of it being fantastic, making new memories and friends. Thank you Allison and Graham and Teryn and Chris for trusting me with your big day!  Sadly Allison passed away last summer from very fast and aggressive cancer. The last few weeks of her life were made as happy as humanly possible by the great staff and care at Salisbury Hospice. Not having her at the wedding made it a lot more emotional... Ohana.

Andro  
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Chris & Leroy's wedding

The last few months were busy with travel and work, so it is time to blog again. A while ago I was asked to photograph my friends Chris and Leroy's wedding, which I agreed to do happily. And so back in September I took my Fuji X cameras (two XT2 bodies) with 35mm f2 and f1.4, 50mm f2 and 56mm f1.2 and had a fantastic day and experience of shooting the whole wedding. Here is a small selection, which reflects the day as a story in my head. I also had X100f with me but barely used it as 23mm (35mm in FF) is just not my focal length. Before the day I covered as much as I could on wedding photography resources, but my main aim was to try to capture those unstaged  and unplanned moments, which can build up the emotional memory of the day. All shots were made with available light and manual focusing, using f2 lenses during the day and switching to f1.2 and f1.4 lenses in the evening. I do not need to write here how fantastic Fujifilm X cameras are for documentary wedding style so I will leave the images to speak for themselves. As for myself - I had a very emotional and educational day behind the lens with every minute of it being fantastic. Thank you Chris and Leroy for trusting me with your big day!  Andro  
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St Valentine's in LDN

Love is in the air thus a few topical shots from night London. All shots were made using XT-1 body and either 56mm f1.2 or 35mm f1.4fast Fuji primes. Most of images were RAW (RAF) files edited in Lightroom 6 using Classic Chrome film preset with slight alterations. Some images are blends of three high quality (set to Fine) jpg files obtained by ISO bracketing (Classic Chrome film emulation). Images were fused in Photomatix software and the resulting tif files were finished off in Lightroom 6.    Enjoy, Andro :)