2016 Leica Wedding Photography: Sarah & Cris
Wedding Venue: Hotel Felix, Whitehouse Ln, Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0LX
Sarah & Cris
Sarah and Cris kindly invited me to cover their wedding at Hotel Felix in Cambridge last October. Cris was a fellow Leica photographer/ enthusiast so I took my usual wedding camera, the digital Leica M240 camera but also my older digital Leica M8 camera so I could use two digital Leica M camera bodies. I also took my digital Hasselblad H3D-31 camera to use for the wedding portraits. Lastly I managed to get a couple of photos with my 35mm film Hasselblad XPan camera. (Example above).
It was a beautiful day and I don’t think I have ever met such a smiley couple! (and bridesmaid!) 😉 It was a real joy to photograph people having so much fun. I think I went home with smile lines myself! 🙂
Here are some of the wedding photos, split by camera for the fellow camera geeks!
(Quite a few photos but it gives a good idea of what me and the cameras can do)
Leica Wedding – Leica M240 Camera
Leica Wedding – Leica M8 Camera
Hasselblad Wedding Photography – Hasselblad H3D-31
Camera and Lens Details (From Best Memory)
Leica M240 Camera
Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f2.8 lens
Zeiss ZM Biogon 25mm f2.8 lens
Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 ASPH lens(I think)
Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2 lens (little)
Leica M8 Camera
Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens + IR cut filter
Hasselblad H3D-31 Camera
Zeiss Sonnar 150mm f4 CF MF lens via CF lens adapter
2016 Leica Wedding Photography: Sarah & Ed
Wedding Venue: Tythe Barn, Charbridge Lane, Launton, Bicester, OX26 4SR
Sarah kindly invited me to join her and Ed on their wedding day at Tythe Barn, Bicester UK. Sarah wanted all digital wedding photograhy so I didn’t take my analogue film cameras. Thanks for a lovely day Sarah and Ed and here are a sample of their wedding photos I captured.
*For any viewers that also appreciate cameras and the geeky stuff, I shot the majority of the day on my usual Leica M240 rangefinder camera (hence the title)(with a few different lenses including the Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0). I also had chance to use my recently purchased digital Hasselblad H3D-31 + 80mm f2.8 kit lens. Both cameras have their strengths!
Leica Wedding Photography
Hasselblad Wedding Photography
2016 Hasselblad Wedding Photography: Amy & Mike
Wedding Venue: Warwick House, Southam & Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire
Leica & Hasselblad Wedding
Amy and Mike kindly invited me to cover their wedding photography at Warwick House, Southam in the UK. The wedding was digital photography only (no film photography) and I used my trusty digital Leica M240 rangefinder camera and also my recently purchased digital Hasselblad camera. I was super excited to use the Hasselblad H3D-31 for it’s first wedding!
Chesterton Windmill Wedding Photos
To my delight Amy and Mike had a mutual interested in making beautiful wedding photos. They asked if we could take time our during the wedding day to visit Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire for some posed wedding portrait pictures. I of course said yes and I wish every couple had a similar vision of making arty wedding photos in a stunning locations. Surely every wedding photographers dream wedding whether the photos are at a windmill or a beach!
Not every couple are that interested in their wedding photos and booking a wedding photographer can sometimes seem like a tick box exercise such as ordering a wedding car or wedding flowers. I do struggle when a wedding couple have little interest in their photos as I am the polar opposite. I am extremely passionate about my photography to the point of completely obsessed. I think about pictures, photography and cameras morning til night every day and am always getting excited about trying my next new photo idea! Yes perhaps I just need to get out more! I think I can safely say I am always genuinely more excited about a couple’s wedding photography than the couple themselves! 🙂
Here is a small selection of wedding photos from Amy and Mike’s big day using the digital Hasselblad camera at Chesterton Windmill. (I converted all the images to B&W for the blog using Lightroom):