Josh & Isabellas’ wedding

On May 20, 2013 by Simon Fleming

I recently had the pleasure of shooting a wedding for Josh & Isabella Elies. Josh had originally contacted me after being badly let down by a previously booked photographer, so my involvement was fairly last minute.

Boy I’m glad I did get asked because they were a pleasure to work with, a really fun couple, and some of the images I came away with for them are now amongst my own personal favourites. So I thought I would share some of them with you…

These were shot in and around the Edinburgh Hotel where their reception was being held.

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A first for me at this wedding was shooting with two completely different camera systems simultaneously. I recently purchased a Fujifilm X100S  – which I hadn’t necessarily acquired with professional work in mind – and I’ve been so impressed with it I decided to bring it along to use as a ‘quick and easy’ candid shooter. I had it permanently strapped on me with my Black Rapid strap, and lugged around my Nikon as per usual. This camera is by no means a replacement for my Nikon system but I was really impressed with the images I was able to make with it – to the point where the final selection of images from the wedding contained nearly 25% of those shot with the little Fuji. I have to say I really love this little camera, and it will definitely be added to my kit for future wedding and portrait shoots.

I shot a lot of B&W images with it, and had the camera set to B&W as I shot – loved using it like this…

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These portraits of Isabella were taken near their home at Aldinga Beach.

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These last three were literally shot in the car park at Pt Willunga as we were out of time at that point but I really wanted to get something for Isabella at this location. All were shot in about 5 minutes using a large 60″ shoot-through umbrella and a couple of Nikon speedlights.

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…And yes, of course I arranged for that sailing boat to cruise past for the few minutes we had to shoot here – just another length some photographers will go to.

Simon make joke.

 

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