2017 Leica Wedding Photography: John & Reema

2017 Leica Wedding Photography: John & Reema

Wedding Venue: Hengrave Hall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6LZ

Matthew Osborne Photography / MrLeica.com

April 2017

 

John & Reema

Last April (2017) I was invited to photograph John and Reema’s Hindu wedding at Hengrave Hall in Bury Saint Edmunds.  John is my ‘little’ (youngest) brother so it was a family wedding with me attending as both a guest and the primary wedding photographer.  We had already done the English wedding ceremony part at the registry office in London so this was the wedding part two!  Hengrave Hall is a stunning wedding venue but quite a distance from Coventry.  We all travelled from John and Reema’s home in London to Bury Saint Edmunds for a weekend of fun and for the Hindu wedding ceremony.

I used to photograph more Indian weddings than English weddings in the past, both Sikh and Hindu weddings.  (This was before I moved to Leica so a few years ago now).  Coventry had a large Indian population and I was working as a primary wedding photographer for a few different wedding photographers in the Indian community and also as a wedding videographer as part of an Asian wedding cinematography team using my Nikon D800 camera at the time for video.  Since moving to Leica cameras I think my wedding style has become more suited to English weddings (white weddings) as I like to photograph a lot in black and white.  Black and white weddings are my preferred style in most situations given the chance and also for model photography much of my work is B&W photography).  I also use traditional film cameras and feel the look seems to suit the white wedding dress better, regardless of whether I am using colour film or black and white film.

For John and Reema’s wedding there was going to be lots of colour so every photo was taken in colour.  I used two digitial Leica M cameras, the Leica M240 with wide lenses and a Leica M8 with the Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens.  I found the wedding a lot of fun but equally very difficult to photograph.  The lighting was not ideal for a lot of the day with a lot of colour cast inside and me needing to be in three places at once much of the time, as a guest and as the main wedding photographer so it was difficult to setup off cameras lights.   That said really enjoyed the day, and seeing family and friends and John and Reema liked their wedding photos.  I feel I could have done a far better job if I shot it all again but I guess that is how we improve!  Below are a few sample images from John and Reema’s wedding.

Leica Wedding – Leica M240 + wide lenses (15mm,21mm,28mm)

Leica Wedding – Leica M8 + Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens

(Just a few token examples as I used the M240 as the main wedding camera)

Thanks

Thanks John and Reema for such an awesome day! Great memories. 🙂 xx

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2016 Leica Wedding Photography: Sarah & Cris

2016 Leica Wedding Photography: Sarah & Cris

Wedding Venue: Hotel Felix, Whitehouse Ln, Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0LX

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October 2016

Hasselblad XPan Wedding!

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