Category Archives: Leica Engagement Photography

2014 Engagement: Sam & Patrick

Engagement: Sam & Patrick

Leica Wedding Photographer – Engagement Shoot

Venue for Engagement Session: South Peak District

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

September 2014

Last September and ahead of their wedding day, Sam and Patrick requested a pre-wedding engagement session to get some practice in front of the camera before the wedding.  We arranged to meet in the Peak District but when we arrived it was raining so much of the shoot was done with me shooting from under an umbrella or using trees and an old out building for shelter.  All photos we taken with a Leica M9 camera and the majority with the Leica Summicron 75mm f2 APO lens. At the time I was shooting less film so no film examples i’m afraid.

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It is surprising when only looking back six months how much my style has changed.  For 2015 the engagement and wedding photos are softer utilising mostly ambient light and with an emphasis on film photography.  I still use the digital Leica M9 camera for my main camera but I now also use Leica film cameras (Leica M3 and M2) and medium format film.

Sam and Patrick’s wedding photos coming next…

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Harriett & Ashley

Vintage Engagement: Harriett & Ashley

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

Coventry Wedding Photographer – Location Shoot

Engagement Session, Coventry

As a Coventry wedding photographer that offers analogue film wedding photography and digital images, I like nothing bettter than engagement sessions. Here is another stylised engagement shoot in Coventry with models Harriett and Ashley. They are not a couple but work well together and it is then my job to then make it all look realistic.  All photos are 100% posed and directed by me yet they hopefully come across as natural.

For the e-session I used three cameras, two analogue film cameras, 1950s Leica M2 + 1980s Fuji GS645, and my digital Leica M9.  Colour photos are film and black and white ones are digital.  I love the look of film and I think the softer images and colours really suit wedding photography and engagements sessions.  The film photos below are in a style I plan to take into 2015 for all weddings and engagements.

Sample Images

Leica M9

Classic Engagement Picnic

Leica M9 B&W Picnic

Vintage Engagement Photography

Leica M2 + Summicron 50mm + Fujicolor C200 film

Vintage Engagement - Film

Film Engagement (7)

Film Engagement (6)

Film Engagement (8)

Film Engagement (5)

Film Engagement

Film Engagement (2)

Film Engagement (4)

Film Engagement (3)

Vintage Engagement on Film

Film Engagement - Leica M2

Fujica GS645 (medium format) + Fuji Pro 400H film

Fujica GS645 Engagement Photography

Fuji GS645 - Summer Getaway!

If you would like to book an engagement session or me as your wedding photographer please do not hesitate to get in touch, regardless of your location.

Thanks

Matt

Engagement: Alex & Andy

Engagement: Alex & Andy

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

Coventry Wedding Photographer – Location Shoot

Venue for Engagement Session: Bishops Park, Fulham, London

I caught the train from Coventry and met Alex and Andy on a wet morning in November on Fulham Palace Road.  We decided to grab a coffee in a hope the rain would blow over.  It gave us chance to get to know each other and for me to explain the cameras I would be using.  I had the digital Leica M9 to capture the majority of the photos and also my 1950s Leica M3 film camera.  I had a part roll of black and white Kodak T-Max 100 to finish in the camera and would then shoot colour film, Fujicolor C200.  I normally use Kodak Portra but C200 can be quite nice too.

We were in luck. The rain stopped so we took a walk along the bank of the River Thames in an area known as Bishops Park and I got shooting.  I have a very relaxed photography style and I would like to think that Alex and Andy were soon at ease in front of the camera.  My small Leica cameras are very friendly and in no way intimidating so all in all it lead to a fun and sucessful morning.  I left London with a smile and felt very fortunate to have met two very kind and genuine people.  I had never met Alex and Andy until today but the morning was like enjoying good company with friends.  I am now counting down to Alex and Andy’s wedding in 2015!

Here are a few sample images (from Flickr and additional ones) (Please excuse the order and variety of sizes!)

  • Leica M3 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 at f1.0 + Kodak T-Max 100 black and white film

(Home developed B&W film in Rodinal)

Film Photography Engagement

Analogue E-Session
London Engagement Photography

Leica M3 + Leica Noctilux + T-Max
Leica Noctilux Engagement Session

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  • Leica M3 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 at f1.0 + Fujicolor C200 colour film

Leica M3 + Noctilux Engagement

Leica Analogue Engagement
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  • Leica M9 + Leica Summilux ASPH 50mm f1.4

Leica M9 + Lux Engagement

London Engagement Photography

Engagement Session - London

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Teresa & Wojciech

Teresa & Wojciech – Romantic Evening with the Leica Noctilux

Matt Osborne Photography (Coventry UK)

Leica M9 location shoot in Sopot, Poland.  On my last evening in Poland I organised a couple photoshoot shot in a similar style to an engagement photo session but perhaps with a more romantic look to it.  Engagement shoots can be very  relaxed such as a countryside walk or something more stylised if the couple are happy in front of the camera.  There really is no limit and I tailor each engagement session to the couples requirements and taste.

Teresa and Wojciech arrived later than planned so the entire shoot was shot using my Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 (v2) at f1 and a high ISO between ISO 640 and ISO 1000 approximately.  Teresa is an agency represented catwalk model so was used to being in front of the camera however for boyfriend Wojciech it was his first time.  Wojciech was surprisingly relaxed in front of the camera and I was like a fly on the wall for the most part.  We enjoyed a coffee in the hotel restaurant, did some photos on the beach with the last available daylight then finished in the hotel room. The entire shoot was shot using available light only so the Leica Noctilux lens was a life saver with it’s wide f1 aperture.  I would have preferred to use off camera lights but had travelled light to Poland so didn’t have the option.

Here are a few samples from the shoot.  All are Leica M9 black and white in camera JPEGs:

Noctilux at night

Romantic Dinner for Two

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Leica M9 ISO 1000

Couple Romance

Couple Shoot

Silhouettes

If you are looking to book a pre-wedding engagement shoot this gives you an idea of what is possible using basic (albeit ‘exotic’ camera equipment) where I didn’t even speak the same language.  For more examples see my engagement photography posts on this blog.

Matt

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: Sukhi&Raechelle

Engagement: Sukhi & Raechelle

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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

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