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  1. #1
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    Second attempt at weddings

    After a very difficult trip down to the coast which included 7 break downs and a bonnet hitting my windshield at 120 kmp/h, I finally reached the location of my second wedding shoot.

    A beautiful place called Walvis Baai, which literally means "Bay of the Whales"



    After seeing the location, I was stressing a lot less, after all, I've done this before and again, I put in hours upon hours of prep work.

    Moved to the reception area immediately after visiting the bride.




    No one was allowed to eat any of the sweets



    ...but someone always does



    Lots of little touches



    I spent too much time chatting to the, obviously nervous groom, and totally forgot about the Brides hair appointment. Raced to the salon to find her in deep conversation with the hair dresser



    This didn't last long though, as the bride had some prep work to do for her "speech" We'll get to that a bit later.




    Do brides ever not complain?



    Yes, when they down a glass of bubbly for pre-ceremony jitters

    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

  2. #2
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    ...or when being tortured by some med-evil device



    and out comes the bling







    I guess this was important as well



    Must be why it took so long to get into





    and then to get the kids dressed, what a nightmare



    Sure, just keep everyone waiting



    ahhhhhh, finally

    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

  3. #3
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    Skip a few steps to the important part



    You gotta make it official



    I love this part



    And this is where I remember that I forgot my other SD card at home with the other formals, so only 3 shots for today.







    Remember the "speech"? This is it, yep, she sang him a song she wrote herself. I'm not over exaggerating when I say "everyone cried"



    The crying was so bad the groom had to wipe his snot on the dress

    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

  4. #4
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    Flower toss re-do for some arb reason. Oh wait, the 3 month old car broke down and I missed it



    Luckily, the cake wasn't a lie





    Never ask a bride for a piece of the cake



    Righto, that's all i have today, I'll try post up some more tomorrow, but I still have a lot of editing to do. These images are basically OOC with just some exposure and colour adjustments and converted to jpeg.

    C&C always welcome and encouraged
    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by anco85 View Post


    nice job. quite "journalistic". look forward to seeing some more creative shots. can you tell me how you did the PP on the above shot. looks brilliant, i love it.
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  6. #6
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    Thanks a lot Rooz.

    PP? I just played around with exposure, and colour temperature until I found something I liked. Lightroom 2 has a preset(aged photo) which gives similar results, but I prefer to stay away from it as it kills a lot of details
    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

  7. #7
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    Overall I think they are very good but as Rooz says they do seem a little photojournalist in style. Nothing wrong with that I guess everybody needs a signature style.

  8. #8
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    Nice work. Personally I love the photojournalist style of weddings these days!
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  9. #9
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    Honestly, I just go and shoot and that's always what I end up with. If the clients want something else, they'll need to get someone else.

    As soon as you try shoot in a style you're not comfortable with, you're not going to enjoy it and the pictures will, more often than not, reflect that
    My Savior, My Leader, My Father and My Shepard.
    I praise thee Lord All Mighty


    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by anco85 View Post
    Honestly, I just go and shoot and that's always what I end up with.
    There is nothing wrong with that it's just a label that defines a style that's all.
    As you say do what suits you because that will give the best results.

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