The couple's first dance.All the while they're just whispering to each other, peering into each other's eyes, smiling.
Gig is my colleague at work. Two weeks ago I had the honour of attending her wedding ceremony which was held the Butleigh Wootton Receptions in Kew.
It was a lovely place - an all-in-one wedding location where there's a ceremony area, a garden for the pictures afterwards, and reception upstairs. And while it was a bit chilly that day, we were more than happy huddling under the heaters downing cocktail champagnes and beers. Nevertheless, it turned out great as the skies didn't open thankfully!
As I was a guest and not the photographer, I didn't want to lug my big chunky SLR along. Instead, I brought my Panasonic Lumix LX3 (I LOVE this camera).
I also decided to have a little fun I usually wouldn't be afforded if I was the official photographer. I actually shot the whole wedding in black and white.
Now one of the many reasons I love the LX3 is because of how it renders black and white pictures. It is not a super high megapixel count camera, and because of that, the pixels it renders has more 'space to breathe', and somehow has that film quality to it. Where in other cameras it will look like noise on the picture, on the LX3, it feels like film grain.
No depth of field to isolate out the background. No fancy bounce flash. No colour. I had to work with what I have and it was so much FUN!
It challenged me to go back to the very basics of great photography - composition, working with available light, and most importantly, being at the right place at the right time to see and capture beautiful moments.
My favourite picture of the day?
The last one where the little flower girl was dwarfed by the size of the main table (where the bride and groom were seated). I think she wanted to check out how it feels to be seated at the 'special' table.
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