Wedding…but as a guest!
Last weekend in Manchester, my charming and talented cellist niece and God-daughter was married to a charming and talented cellist chap from Ireland.The wedding was great fun – very retro/vintage. I hadn’t been to Manchester before but I was determined to enjoy myself. So I was not there to photograph, but to enjoy seeing my extended family again and be there to witness these two people getting married.
However, weddings are great fun artistically and experimentally for any photographer, so I had to have a camera close at hand. My Fujifilm X100 is perfect for that. Very discrete, and quite easy to work with. I say “quite easy” because it isn’t like my Nikon D3S or D4 (obviously), and you do have to be prepared earlier, and think ahead much more. But that’s fun! And with a fixed 35mm lens, you have to compose really accurately.
At the end of the service, instead of confetti, the grooms handed out tubs of bubbles to blow.
I thought it would be fun and quite challenging to focus at once on the bubbles and then on the couple. Phew – that was very tricky with a larger focussing square in the viewfinder – but I managed it. I also post-produced most of the images to black & white, as I thought the couple would have plenty from the pro and guests in fabulous multi techni-colour!