Destination Leica Wedding Photographer

Destination Leica Wedding Photographer

Before I start sharing some of my Leica wedding photography from 2017 I thought I would take the opportunity to share a small sample of images from a wedding I covered in Florida back in 2014.  This is the furthest I have travelled for a destination wedding and it was my first visit to America.  I was in Florida for I think three nights but it was still a memorable trip!

The Lightner Museum Saint Augustine

The Lightner Museum Wedding Venue (St. Augustine, Florida)(2014)

The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful (and for me very unique) wedding venue called the Lightner Museum situated in downtown St. Augustine. It was my first time I had photographed a wedding under palm trees in the sunshine and the weather was quite a contrast to the UK December weather back home. The bride, groom and wedding guests got ready in the morning at the Casa Monica hotel and after the wedding we returned to the hotel for the wedding reception.  Below are a few wedding photos to evidence my memorable trip.  These pictures were taken with my previous camera, a Leica M9.  I certainly notice the quality difference now my eyes have adapted to the more modern Leica M240 camera I currently use. (Some photos have been cropped for this blog post)*.

Leica M9 Wedding Photography

Leica Camera Wedding Bag

Leica M9 camera (digital)
Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5 lens
Zeiss ZM Biogon 25mm f2.8 lens
Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens

Leica M8 camera (digital)(borrowed from groom as 2nd camera)

Leica M2 (film camera) (not used for wedding)
Leica Summicron 50mm f2 v5 lens + E39 yellow filter
35mm black and white film (Kodak Tri-X 400 & Fuji Neopan Acros 100)

Tourist Photos

And as it was my first visit to America here are a few tourist photos!

Leica + Voigtlander 15mm f4.5
Voigtlander 15mm f4.5
Saint Augstine Fort
America's Alterrnative to an Audi
Saint Augustine Fort - Tri-X
American Trucks - Tri-X
Leica M2 + Zeiss ZM Biogon

Destination Wedding Photography

With the exception of this Florida wedding which I flew out for especially I have not been very lucky with regards to all the other destination weddings I have been asked to cover. I think over the last three years or so I have had 100% confirmed requests to fly out and photograph weddings in Barbados, Italy and most recently San Francisco (Oct17 where I was already booked for a UK analogue film wedding the same day). I have also been asked to cover weddings in India, Hungary, Greece (some from memory) but these bookings were <100% going to happen.  I have photographed weddings in Russia (Tver), Ukraine x2 (Uzhgorod), Poland (Sopot) and Hungary (Budapest) but for these weddings I was not the main photographer. I was in town with my cameras at the time of the weddings and got involved one way or another. Some were full weddings, others just the  wedding ceremony and for one just post-ceremony photos.

Here are a few old wedding photos from taken in different countries

Ukraine Wedding (2015) (Leica)

Leica Wedding - Ukraine
Leica Wedding, Ukraine

Russia Wedding (2013) (Pre-Leica)

Russian Wedding Photography
Russian Wedding (2)
Russian Wedding
Russian Wedding Photography
From Russia In Love

Hungary Wedding (2010) (Pre-Leica)

Happily Married
Hungarian Wedding
"Who's going to catch them?"

Destination Weddings

I travel a lot with my photography and have done so for the last 2-3 years especially. I fly mostly to Europe for model photography photoshoots to work with local models and model agencies. I also travel to run my photography workshops (1-2-1 photography tuition). I was fortunate enough to be asked to run two one week model photography workshops in New York, several photography workshops in Zurich and one workshop in Amsterdam. I think I am overseas with my cameras now at least every other month throughout the year.

So will all that said, if you like my photography and would like me to fly out to cover your overseas wedding do not hesitate to ask. As you can see I like to travel to photograph in different countries and destinations.

One great thing about Leica cameras is they pack small so are great to travel with! 🙂

Matt

Florida Wedding

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

2 thoughts on “Destination Leica Wedding Photographer”

  1. Really awesome you do weddings with a Leica rangefinder. I did a couple of weddings, one with an M9, and the other with a M 240. I liked the images better with the M9 for outside shots, but inside shots, the M 240 is the way to go. What did you notice different? with your M9 and M 240 images? I dont have any more Leica gear, since it was stressful for me to do events and even weddings with it, so now im with SONY, but my heart is with Leica. Leica CL looks good! but need that shallow DOF, you can get with a FF sensor and 90 cron!!

    1. Thanks! When I first got the M240 I didn’t like the images but now I much prefer, especially for weddings. It gives a bigger file and better dynamic range so a much more forgiving image to edit when shot in ‘bad’ conditions. Sorry to hear you sold your Leicas. Yes I understand some people find them stressful. I am the opposite. I still own my old Nikon D800 but much prefer to use a Leica. I much prefer rangefinder style focusing for accurate focus at f1 etc. And yes as you say the 90 cron is good, (I have), but the Nocti is better (unless want to get very close)! 🙂 Happy shooting with Sony and thanks for writing.

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