The Documentary Wedding Experience.

I'm not a wedding photographer by choice, mainly because I enjoy weekends with my family, but I do enjoy the challenge of them every now and then. It's always very flattering to be asked to record one of the most important days in a couple's life, and I was honored that Aaron and Kalina asked me to cover their wedding recently. 

I've always been of the opinion that a wedding should be a time to celebrate with friends and family and not a prolonged photoshoot. For this reason I shot their wedding as a story of the day from start to finish. The aim is to capture the moments they wouldn't see and the laughter and joy that others had in sharing their day. I've been a big fan of this style of wedding photography since first seeing the work of British photographer Kevin Mullins a couple of years ago. It captures a timeless feel for the day and one which I'm sure they will enjoy for the rest of their lives together. 

For the Photographers reading this who might be interested in the technical side of things, I shot the whole wedding using Fujifilm X-series cameras and lenses. My kit for the day were as follows:

X-T1 with 23mm f1.4 lens. - I pretty much used this for 70% of the shots.

X-Pro1 with 56mm f1.2 lens.

X100T with the WLC fitted.

This gave me pretty much all the focal lengths I needed and was light enough that I didn't need to carry a bag with me all the time. The ability to see your exact exposure before each shot means that adjusting things on the fly is much easier and quicker than with a DSLR system imho. 

The venue was very dark inside which meant high ISO's, but the files still looked fine when edited. The X-Pro1 struggled a little focusing in this low light, but the X-T1 and X100T did just fine.