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My first wedding...

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by bmg123, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    So this August I shot my first wedding. My cousin wanted her wedding shot in a non-cliché way, so insisted that I do it despite lacking any experience so she didn't get the 'pro' look to her photos (posed shots etc.). Thankfully they were very happy with the results but I thought I'd share here now I have Wifi back and see what everyone thinks. These are some of my favourites:

    29991751481_57a3c82eb1_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    29780605840_87b271933c_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    29447354844_75484ef618_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    30041242406_74728a5f2d_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    30041258166_4e0cd97d1f_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    30041298566_d68ba91a3a_c. Wedding of Sophie & Matthew by Ben Grady, on Flickr
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    #2!!! :rofl:

    Seriously, those are some of the best wedding shots I've ever seen. Every one of them captures a special moment.
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Charming, well done.
     
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  4. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    nailed it!
     
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Looking good Ben! Nicely done ;)
     
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  6. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    Was a bit taken aback by these comments when I first read them! Thanks a lot guys, I was unsure what people outside of the family would say about them so this is amazing to hear. Gives me the confidence to go out and shoot some more weddings now :D
     
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  7. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    you'd be crazy not too with results like those!
     
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Technically excellent, and captured the emotions and feel of the moment. I think you delivered right on the money.
    Traditional wedding photography has its place, but I believe it's the candid compositions that convey the joyous energy of an occasion. The colored shots are great!
     
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    The most successful photographers mix the traditional and candid
     
  10. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    I guess she was quite right not choosing cliche, but trusting you. Instead of looking usual wedding photos, I feel connected with these people, meaning, you were part of that atmosphere while taking the photos. Aside, correct choice of equipment and knowing how to use it.

    Good job man.
     
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