Model Engagement (1)

Model Engagement – Harriett & Ashley – Leica M9

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Leica Engagement Shoot – Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Coventry Wedding Photographer

Here are some of the photos taken this morning with my Leica M9 camera. I wanted to showcase to couples who are looking to have an engagement shoot or book a wedding photographer what is possible for you. I aim to provide wedding couples with a mix of relaxed reportage style candid photos throughout the day plus some posed high fashion wedding portraits as seen here. This is my style of Leica wedding photography.

This morning Harriett and Ashley modelled for me and Donna kindly came along as my lighting assistant. I used the same lighting and equipment that I use on a wedding day and going forward I plan to take an assistant with me for every shoot (feel free to get in touch if…

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Model Engagement (2)

Model Engagement (2) – Raki & Terri – Leica M9

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Leica Engagement Shoot at Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry
Coventry Wedding Photographer / Leica Photographer
Raki & Terri

Leica Engagement Shoot (2)

Yesterday I had chance to do another couple shoot with my Leica M9 camera. We did an engagement themed shoot with model friends Raki and Terri. Neither of them had worked together before but they gelled together really well and it made for an easy to direct shoot.

For most weddings, couples do not set aside enough time to get a wide range of natural yet creative wedding portraits. Many couples are also on a tight budget so skip the engagement shoot option. I organise shoots like this one with Raki and Terri to show ‘real’ couples what is possible for them if they opt for either an engagement shoot or book me as their wedding photographer. I am not looking to shoot a wedding every weekend as I don’t want to mass…

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Engagement: Maria & Dior

Engagement: Maria & Dior

http://www.MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

Coventry Wedding Photographer

Venue for Engagement Shoot: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry + Coventry Studio

 

Pre-wedding engagement photography a using a Leica M9 camera.  You may recognise Maria from past Flickr photos I have shared as she has modelled for me before.  Maria asked if I could do a black and white studio photography shoot for her and Dior who recently got engaged.  I agreed but recommended we also did an outside location shoot too as that is where the Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 lens really comes into it’s own.  With that all agreed we did a part one and part two shoot, with the first being in the studio and getting Dior used to the camera and the second at the popular Coventry wedding venue, Coombe Abbey Hotel as it is only down the road from them.

(You might note that this was also the location of Sukhi and Raechelle’s engagement session photos!  Coombe has extensive grounds that are very diverse so give a broad range of potential photo oppotunities).

Part 1: Coventry Photography Studio

For the studio images the couple wanted edgy fashion posed looking photos in black and white tones, with less of the standard happy smiley engagement looking faces.  I posed the guys and lit them accordingly.

Part 2: On location – Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

For the location images the Maria and Dior wanted the traditional happy smiley (more commercial photography) looking photos.  Again I posed the couple and but then also evoked the emotions to create the moment to be captured in each image.  A couple can be madly in love with each other but if it is not visual it will not come across in the engagement photos.  This also stands true for posing couples for wedding photography.  Every couple is of course different and some make it easier for me than others.  Maria and Dior are naturally very smiley and look good in front of the camera so that made for a fun shoot.

 

Sample Images – Part 1 – B&W

Leica M9 Fashion

Model Engagement

Leica Engagement

Engagement Session

Sample Images – Part 2 – Colour

Coventry Engagement Shoot

Coombe Abbey Engagement

Engagement Photography

Engagement Shoot at Coombe Abbey

Engagement Photography

 

(There are more photos from both in the studio and at Coombe Abbey to come so I will add them  to this post when I get chance).

 

Related Posts:

Engagement: Sukhi and Raechelle

 

Engagement: Sukhi&Raechelle

Engagement: Sukhi & Raechelle

www. MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

Coventry Wedding Photographer

Venue for Engagement Shoot: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

 

Pre-wedding engagement photography a using a Leica M9 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 lens

Leica Engagement Photography

Leica Noctilux Engagement Shoot

Coventry Pre Wedding Engagement Shoot

Pre Wedding - Noctilux

Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography

Leica Noctliux Bokeh

Happy Sunday

 

 

2013 Wedding: Debs & Paul

2013 Wedding : Debs & Paul (Vintage VW Camper Wedding!)

Leica M9 Wedding Photography (Black and white photos plus some in colour)

Coventry Wedding Photographer (in Gloucester!) – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

August 24th, 2013
Wedding Venue – Over Barn, Gloucester

The couple chose a wedding photography package to include Leica M9 digital photos and Contax 645 medium format film photography

VW Camper Wedding - Leica M9

Leica M9 Wedding Photography (available light only):

Contax 645 Wedding Photographywedding film photography

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> Wedding: Alexa & Rich
> Wedding: Claire & Chris

To book a Leica wedding (regardless of your location) see here for more details – http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html

2013 Wedding : Josie & Craig

2013 Wedding : Josie & Craig

Leica Black and White Wedding Photography

Coventry Wedding Photographer – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

August 16th, 2013
Wedding Venue – Ingon Manor, Warwickshire

My first Leica M9 camera wedding! Reblogged from 2013.

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To follow up on my last blog post from Craig and Josie’s wedding yesterday at Ingon Manor, UK here are the photos I promised.  For the full write-up of the day see links related below (“My First Leica M9 Wedding”). To recap I used my Leica M9 for wedding photography the first time. I shot B&W JPEGs and DNG files. I like black and white photography so decided to use only the JPEG images. The Leica is pefect for documentary style wedding photography due to it’s small size when compared to DSLRs. I really enjoyed shooting this wedding are here are some of my favourites –

MatthewOsbornePhotography – Leica Wedding Photography, UK

Related Links:
> Wedding Bookings
> My First Leica M9 Wedding
> Leica M9 Colour Wedding Photography

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2014 Wedding: Claire & Chris

Wedding: Claire & Chris (Leica Noctilux Wedding – Partly)
Coventry Wedding Photographer (In Sussex!) – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

May 3rd, 2014
Wedding Venue – Bartholomew Barn, Sussex

Leica Wedding

Leica camera equipment used on the wedding day:
> Leica M9 body
> Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 ASPH ii lens – 75%
> Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 lens

Lens Choice:

This wedding was very soon after my Leica Noctilux 50f1 lens purchase. I was concerned from all the out of focus/ soft focus example images posted on Flickr using this lens and from the reputation of the Noctilux being a soft lens wide open. I thought it might not be useable for paying clients. As such, I chose to use the CV Nokton 35f1.2 as my primary lens on the wedding day but tested the Noctilux lens for some detail photos and less important candid photography during downtime.

Selection of Leica photos from the wedding:

Related Posts
> Wedding: Alexa & Rich
> More camera geek info on this wedding day!

To book a Leica wedding (regardless of your location) see here for more detailshttp://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html