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.
- 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
Equipment I have brought with me on this shoot:
"Oleg was great! He spent the whole wedding day with us. Oleg unobtrusively took pictures of all the key moments as well as mingling with our friends and family and taking brilliantly natural pictures of everyone enjoying themselves. The pictures we received were really great quality, we couldn't have asked for more from a wedding photographer."