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H&A Wedding – Liverpool

At the time this was the furthermost wedding I have covered — all the way up in Liverpool. Can’t say it wasn’t stressful, but in the end completely worth it — the couple was extremely happy with the photographs and I had a chance to travel and explore parts of England that I have never been to before.

Wedding was held in a church managed by the family of the bride and I was given free reign as to when I could take photographs during the ceremony and where from. Gloomy February afternoon provided some challenges in terms of available light, which, to be fair, was no surprise. I managed to successfully cope with it with the help of my portable lighting kit of flashes, strobes, light-stands and diffusers (my apologies for the technical speak; bottom line — I was ready).

I wasn’t booked to cover the preparations, but got to the church early and had plenty of opportunities to take pictures of people arriving and mingling. I took time to introduce myself to everyone I possibly could and that helped a great deal with loosing people up in front of the camera during the day.

The reception venue was a short walking distance away from the church and turned out to be a neat and decent-sized community hall. Without pause everyone set of dancing and I just carried on taking the pictures in the background. Pretty sure my flash made for a good addition to the dance-floor lighting.

    Equipment I have brought with me on this shoot:

  • Nikon D70s
  • Nikkor 50mm f1.4
  • Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-f4.5
  • Tamron 28-200mm f3.8-5.6
  • Tamron 24mm f2.5
  • SB-27 flashgun
  • Yongnuo  YN560
  • Large Flashbender
  • Tripods/Lightstands