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2015 Hasselblad Wedding Photography: Alex & Lisa

2015 Hasselblad Wedding Photography: Alex & Lisa

Wedding Venue: Barton Hall Hotel, Barton Road, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6SG, UK

http://www.MrLeica.com

December 2015

Intro & Apologies!

I know the days and weeks past by in a blur but I can’t believe it is almost two years since I shared any wedding photographs!  Really sorry for the pause in my wedding blog posts.  I will do my best to share highlights from some of the weddings I have covered over the last two years, in date order.  To start off it is all the way back to 2015 with Alex and Lisa at the beautiful Barton Hall Hotel.

Leica M6 Wedding

Alex & Lisa’s Hasselblad Wedding Photography

A fellow Leica photographer / analogue film photographer Glen McKenna invited me along to one of his wedding bookings to help cover the wedding using only film cameras.  It would be my first real wedding using my Hasselblad 501C medium format film camera (rather than stylised bridal shoots with a model to give a wedding look).  The camera captures 6×6 film negatives so I would have to compose my images as squares rather than the usual 6×4 rectangle format.  I was happy there were more wedding photographers as it pretty much gave me a free licence to cover any angles I wanted to capture and not have to do the expected wedding photo shots (such as stand at the front of the aisle) (nor any wedding group photos).  My fellow wedding photographers and I did agree who would be where so we had all angles covered for the couple and also to avoid getting in each others photos.

Hasselblad Wedding Camera Gear

For the wedding I packed my Hasselblad 501C film camera, the 45 degree prism finder and two lenses.  A Zeiss Distagon 60mm f3.5 CF lens for wider photos and a Zeiss Makro-Planar 120mm F4 CF lens for wedding portraits and wedding detail photos.  I found I used the 60mm lens for most of the day but the macro lens is great to have in the bag.  For my own wedding bookings I enjoy the wedding portrait photography part of the day especially as I can bring my fashion photography / model photography experience to produce natural looking yet styled wedding photos.

 

Wedding Camera Film Choice

As it was a winter wedding I was a little worried about how much light we would have.  Film cameras love bright conditions and are less keen on low light photography / night photography.  I would also be using mostly available light so after sunset it would be quite tricky.  I decided to load the Hasselblad with 120 Kodak Portra 400 colour film for the day as it has good latitude and so works well to retain both highlight detail and more shadow detail than say E6 slide film.

Hasselblad Wedding Photos

Here are a selection of Hasselblad film photos I took at Alex and Lisa’s wedding

Additional Cameras

In addition to the above mentioned Hasselblad 501C camera I also took a Leica M6 35mm film camera with a Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f2.8  lens for wider shots, loaded with black and white Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222 (Cinestill BWXX) film.  In addition to the Leica camera I packed a 35mm Nikon F4 SLR for telephoto shots using a 100mm macro lens.

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Analogue Film Wedding Photographer Bookings 2018

Since this wedding I have invested in more of the best film cameras ever made with a goal to capture the highest quality wedding photos.  Wedding clients have a choice of me using medium format Hasselblad cameras (V-Series and H-series) (and an array of lenses), medium format Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Mamiya 6, Fuji GF670 and/ or 35mm Leica cameras and the latest purchase a Nikon F5.  Most couples give the choice of what cameras I use and I currently use a mix of Leica cameras and Hasselblad cameras to capture your wedding day. (I also use 4×5 large format film cameras for the real camera enthusiasts!)

Leica Wedding Photographer Bookings 2018 (Digital)

As much as I wish every couple could appreciate analogue film photography as much as I do I realise some people prefer the look of digital photos.  For digital camera wedding photography bookings I continue to use my Leica M240 camera as the main wedding camera and then clients have the option to have Leica wedding photography (only) where I use a Leica M8 camera to support the Leica M240.  I also use a digital Hasselblad that I can bring on request and various other cameras as backups.

Contact

To book a Leica / film wedding see here for more details:

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html

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2015 Film Wedding Photography: Ben & Natalie

2015 Film Wedding Photography: Ben & Natalie

Wedding Venue: Little Hallingbury Mill, Bishops Stortford & St Barts Brewery, London

http://www.MrLeica.com
August 2015

Kodak Ektar Film Wedding

Ben & Natalie’s Wedding

Ben and Natalie kindly invited me to do their wedding photography at Little Hallingbury Mill, Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire during the summer.  I had the digital Leica M 240 as my main camera for the day and for film photography I had a variety of film cameras (see below).  Natalie has chosen vibrant coloured flowers for their wedding so I loaded the cameras with 35mm Kodak Ektar 100 and 120 Kodak Portra 400 film.  Below are some of the film wedding photos from the day, as scanned.

Film Wedding Photography

For 2016 I hope to move closer to shooting analogue only film wedding photography (without digital).  For model photography and portraiture I use film camera for the main photos now but have the digital Leica M 240 to test.  I tend to specialise in black and white film photography for fashion and beauty photos but for weddings I always offer the couple the choice of film used.  Most wedding couples ask for a mix of colour and black and white but for this occasion I shot all colour film due to the colourful wedding styling.

Film Cameras

  • 1950s 35mm Leica M3 + various Leica M mount lenses
  • Nikon F4 SLR + Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro lens
  • Medium format Fuji GA645 Pro

To book a Leica / film wedding see here for more details:

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html

2016 wedding film cameras include Hasselblad, Leica, Mamiya and Nikon and formats include 35mm, medium format and large format

2014 Wedding: Gemma & Ted

Wedding: Gemma & Ted (Leica Noctilux Wedding)
Coventry Wedding Photographer – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

August 2nd, 2014
Wedding Venue – Lord Leycester Hospital & Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick UK

Leica Black & White Wedding Photography
Creative Wedding Photography

I met the couple at Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick which is an amazing wedding venue. We had the wedding ceremony in one of the great halls and then managed to get the group photos done in the gardens before the rain started. Everyone then moved down the road to Warwick Arms Hotel for the wedding breakfast and for the evening guests arriving.

Here is a selection of photos from the wedding day. Gemma and Ted purchased my black and white wedding photography package which includes all digital images in B&W tones. I had planned to do some additional medium format film photography but we didn’t get chance due to time constraints.

Digital Photos – Leica M9 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 at f1 for most of the day (including all group photos)(excluding some 21-28mm wide angle lens shots, 90mmf2 Summicron photos for the speeches and the 75mmf2 Cron photos for detail images).

 

To book a Leica wedding see here for more detailshttp://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html
*Medium format film photography is also available using various film cameras including Mamiya RZ67 and Fuji GF670, a choice of film formats, 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7 and both roll film and Polaroid film

2014 Wedding: Sian & Mat

Wedding: Sian & Mat (Leica Noctilux Wedding)
Coventry Wedding Photographer

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

August 1st, 2014
Wedding Venue – Eaton Hotel, Birmingham UK

Leica M9 Wedding

Leica Noctilux Wedding

Leica Wedding

Leica Summicron 75 f2 Wedding

I started the day with Mat and his guests at The Bell pub in Harborne next door to the church.  Sian met us at the church then after the wedding ceremony we did the group photos then moved on to Eaton Hotel on the Hagley Road for the wedding breakfast and evening guests arriving.

Here is a selection of photos from the wedding day. The couple opted for digital wedding photography and I had planned to do some additional medium format film photography but we didn’t get chance due to time constraints.

Digital Photos – Leica M9 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 at f1 for most of the day (including all group photos at 50f1)(excluding some 21mm f2.8 + 28mm f2 wide angle photos, the 90mm f2 Summicron for the speeches and 75mm f2 APO for detail images).

To book a Leica wedding see here for more detailshttp://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html
*Medium format film photography is also available using various film cameras including Mamiya RZ 67 and Fuji GF670, a choice of film formats, 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7 and both roll film and Polaroid film

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2014 Wedding: Sam & Chris

Wedding: Sam & Chris (Leica Noctilux Wedding)
Coventry Wedding Photographer (away in Gloucestershire)

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

July 26th, 2014
Wedding Venue – Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

Leica M9 Wedding Photography

Low Light Church Wedding

Leica M9 Wedding

Facebook Cover Photo

It was my second visit to Highnam in Gloucestershire as I was there last year for Paul and Deb’s wedding.  Deb’s was one of Sam’s bridesmaids so you may recognise her!  We had the wedding ceremony at Highnam Church then moved across the field to Highnam Court for the rest of the day….

Please click here to see the full post – http://mrleica.com/2014/09/30/wedding-2014-sam-chris/

Thanks

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Noctilux Weddings – Alexa&Rich, Sian&Mat

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).

 

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Engagement: Sukhi and Raechelle

 

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:

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> 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