Wedding Photography

Montego Bay Wedding Photographer | Ashley & Garret |
Vincent Opoku

How do I put into words all the things that took place during Ashley & Garret’s Destination Wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica? These guys are from Newfoundland, the most Eastern Province in Canada. Temperatures during the winter months can drop to -25°C. So put them on a Caribbean Island for a week with lots of sunshine, temperatures in the region of +30°C, the Caribbean Sea, some good Rum and in the company of 40 other cool and crazy Canadians and there is bound to be lots of fun. In all honesty, Ashley did warn me in advance “I don’t know if you’ve heard much about Newfoundlanders but there are a famous breed of people here in the western part of the world and I just know that the week is going to be riot!” Ashley and Garret jumping off the cliff together at Rick’s Cafe in Negril the day after their wedding remains one of my favourite moments ever as a wedding photographer. Don’t worry Ash, I won’t tell anyone that you was scared to death about the whole process. The wedding day itself took place on the 10 year anniversary to the day that they went on their first date. How cool is that?! And I swear their two kids Rae and GiGi are the cutest ever! We still keep in touch, the odd text and FaceTime session here and there. We even spent two days doing touristy stuff this summer when they visited London. I guess it is safe to say that I have made some friends for life now, and it all began on the beautiful Island of Jamaica earlier this year……..

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Rakhee & Jack | Hindu Wedding Photographer | Vincent Opoku

My favourite moment? Everything! I mean how do you pick a favourite from moments such as Rakhee and Jack’s colourful faces by the end of the Blessing Ceremony, the immense dancing with sticks to bring the Mendhi ceremony to a close, or Jack riding along a busy London street on a horse – a horse which happened to be the secret wedding gift that Rakhee got for him. What about the fight for the rings, or watching planes fly over the conservatory at Syon house and did I mention that I even got some Mehndi done on my arm? I love you guys man, thank you for such an amazing cultural experience, I could so do it all over again! Rakhee and Jack, I am glad to have met you and glad to have you as friends now. Keep Smiling.  I Contemplated on blogging each day separately but I think one BIG post will do a better job at telling the whole story. Happy viewing……

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography |
X-Pro 1 & X100S Review | V. Opoku

After shooting weddings exclusively with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and X100S cameras for about 19 months, here are my thoughts and findings on the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography. Now this is not a technical review but rather a general conversation with my good friend and fellow Wedding Photographer, Jonathan Ellis which segued into a discussion on my experience shooting weddings with the Fujifilm X-Series cameras. I decided to hit the record button on my phone and here is a transcript of some of the topics we discussed. I don’t even think this is a format for writing reviews, but I hope it works out OK and the topics discussed provides an insight for anybody out there considering the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography, be it exclusively or to supplement their existing DSLR systems.

What to expect:

Well my name is Vincent, but commonly known as V ; so whenever V appears before a body of text, that was me talking/responding to Jonathan’s questions. For consistency sake and laziness on my part, Jonathan will be J in this article. Jonathan asks the questions and I respond ; I share my experience on the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography, my likes and dislikes, the strength and weakness of the system as a whole, the things to improve on and my conclusion…….

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Fuji X100S

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Italy: A weekend, a wedding and the Fuji X-E2 | Charlene Winfred

At the start of September, I headed to the Puglia region in Italy to shoot Mali and Bram’s wedding. Mali is my niece (although we are the same age; the family tree is complicated), and living continents apart as we do, we don’t get to participate in the big moments in each other’s lives much. So their big day was a special day for me too. The wedding itself was a weekend long affair. The bride and groom had arranged for an small group of their closest friends and family to celebrate their big day, by enjoying a relaxed time together in the idyllic Italian rural setting that is Masseria Montenapoleone. My good old X-Pro 1 was showing signs of imminent failure after the last 2 years of rough handling – files were randomly getting corrupted, and a quick look into this by Fuji’s service department suggested that it could be a sensor issue. Luckily, Fuji Nordic had lent me an X-E2 for the summer, so my gear for this event consisted of……..

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X-T1 does weddings | John Caz

…. its been nearly 8 months since I got my hands on the X-T1 and I have used this camera under all possible conditions. I’ve shot weddings, baptisms, concerts, fashion, babies, street, wildlife with a 300mm Nikkor and a Kiwi adapter, lightning strikes under rain and wind, landscapes, long exposures and the list goes on. The Fuji X-T1 for my needs is the perfect tool. It may at times find it hard to grab focus when being pushed to its limits under some extreme lighting conditions such as very low light or bright light directly behind the subject but this is a very rare situation, in the last 8 months i only remember a couple of times when this has happened. Would a DSLR have done better – maybe, but overall, the X-T1’s performance has left me more than satisfied. The future is looking bright for the Fuji X series of cameras.

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Fuji X-T1

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30 B&W wedding pictures – Fuji X-T1 | Lee Meek

I really really love black and white wedding photography. The setting, a beautiful castle wedding, Scotland. A video of just 30 Black & White discretely documented images. All images were taken with the superb Fuji X-T1 camera. Comprised mostly of guests at the wedding. Observing intently I used the Fuji’s flip screen a lot here, it is a real nifty little feature that I thought I would never use, turns out it’s really handy for getting different angles and being even more discrete by shooting low by the hip. This camera will make you love and appreciate photography. Enjoy this video all the images have been subtly processed with a little added grain for my desired look, the music is beautiful too… Enjoy

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Gitte & Thomas | Jonas Rask

Another wedding photography post today. Again I was asked by a very dear friend of mine (Also being the best colleague in the world) to take photos at her wedding. I was also invited as guest, so I had double roles to fill! Again the images was taken using the x-pro1 with the 35mm f/1.4, the X-T1 with the 56mm f/1.2 and the trusty x100s. I wish Thomas and Gitte all the happiness in the world…….

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Wedding Photojournalism with the Fuji X-T1 | Paul Richards

The X range of cameras has received a huge amount of critical acclaim and their fair share of criticism too. There are an awful lot of both professional and enthusiast photographers out there making some wonderful images with the Fuji line up, across a wide range of disciplines. One group of photographers that I think the Fuji line up makes particular sense for are wedding photographers. I’ve been using Fuji X-cameras as secondary cameras at weddings for about a year now and have found them to be very useful as an addition to my regular Canon 5d3 setup. Inspired by Kevin Mullins excellent wedding reportage work, I’d used both the Fuji X-Pro and Fuji X-100s, with mixed success. To be honest, while I loved using them as a backup and in some of the quieter moments of the day, I didn’t feel that I could completely convert to them from my DSLR’s…….

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2014 | The Year So Far | V. Opoku

So we are in July, ALREADY! Half of the year is over – “Time is the only currency that you can spend, but never make.” Here is a snapshot of my 2014 so far. Thanks to everyone that has been part of it, let’s see what the rest of the year brings. p.s : I will be catching up on some blogging soon  :)

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The Wedding of Samantha & Richard Demko,
Chiddingstone Castle, Kent. | Steve Wood

Yesterday I assisted in the coverage of the wedding of Samantha & Richard Demko which was held at Chiddingstone Castle Kent.   From the minute I arrived I knew this was a very very special wedding, no expense spared…the Bridal party were stunning, and Samantha the bride was mind glowingly beautiful.  She had a glow about her that only a woman in love could radiate.  I get to see so many stressed brides, Samantha certainly wan’t one of them – she had everything planned to the tee.   The weather was looking unsettled during the bridal preparations, and it looked to thwart an outside wedding which they had planned….in the end the sun did good and followed was a beautiful ceremony held in the Orangery to the rear of the castle in the quaint gardens. Here are few images I made from the day, as always my X-Pro1 is performing flawlessly- discrete, understated and always a conversation piece. Sam & Rich if you are reading this I mean it when I say “It was pleasure to be part of your big day” – the boys and girls were immaculately turned out and everyone made me feel very welcome to be your photographer….

Source: www.stevewoodphotographer.com

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