I was excited to receive the wedding invite from Tom and Mickayla. Tom is the step son of my brother that I have known since he was a little baby. I recall the two of them connecting very quickly many years ago and soon after were a family. Many modern couples believe that is enough to bind two however I think different. Marriage is an important step in all relationships.
A wedding is usually one place that I do not take a camera as I am there to enjoy the moment and I always trust and respect the professional hired to do the job. However, I had received a message from them inviting guest to take photos and share in the WedPics App. Therefore, a wedding with an invitation to take photos.
At Tom and Mickayla’s wedding I simply took a step back and observing and watching the interactions and emotions of all parties as the day unfolded. It was no different from my street walks that details the way we live, work and play.
We arrived early at request of the invitation and greeted Tom outside the venue and before long we were inside getting ready for the ceremony.
Kids were settling in and they had been catered for as my son had pulled up his own chair and feeling right at home.
Soon enough formalities were about to commence and Tom was starting to look nervous.
Mickayla and her bridesmaids were looking beautiful but it was her eldest son that was putting on the show.
The formalities proceeded with a lot of humour.
The signing of the register captured with an iphone.
My brother sharing a moment with Tom. Congratulation all round.
Soon enough it was smiles all round.
Mickayla with her mother inlaw.
Tom reunited with his son.
Before the party started I took a moment to stand the couple in front of a black wall and capture a few formal photographs. This is something I am practicing as I naturally love capturing real life rather than posed shots. However, the more I practice the more natural it’s becoming.
This made some formal shots start. Now that is not my style so I loosened it up a bit.
Then it was time for the first dance.
With a little surprise.
Before long the party really got going.
My setup included:
- Olympus OMD E-M5;
- 2 prime Olympus lenses being the 45mm 1.8 and 17mm 1.8; and
- Olympus FL-600R Flash.
This was my first use and real test of the new SLR Lounge 2015 preset system. Over 150 images to process and it took no more then an hour. Lazy but I must say all the work has all been done by the SLR Lounge team.
I must say I did struggle with low light and the room did not offer great back drops. However, only onle the bride can judge the pics, so how did I do?
“I actually just got tears you’re photos were AMAZING !!!”
Now that just made my night.