James and Leigh

F/4 1/40 Second ISO 200

An officemate asked me to shoot her daughter’s wedding in the first week of January this year. It was a small wedding at the court house followed by some portraits near Barnes and Noble at Cherry Hill, NJ, then the reception at Caffe Aldo Lamberti.

I was accompanied by my friend during the shoot. He used his Nikon D90 and a couple of lenses whereas for me I had my trusted Sony DSLR Alpha 850 with 3 lenses (50 mm F/1.4, 100 mm F/2.8 Macro and 70-200 mm F/2.8 G Lens). For my light I used Sony HVL 58 AM and LumoPro LP160 with Gary Fong’s lighsphere. I pretty much used the Sony HVL 58 AM with Gary Fong’s lighsphere for most of my shot except for the posed shots at home, near Barnes and Noble as well as the reception, where I used off camera flashed using LumoPro LP160 triggered by Pocket Wizard II with light modifiers (a small 36″ shoot through umbrella and the 60″ parabolic umbrella from Paul C Buff).

Overall the shoot was an added experience and the only complain I had was the shoot outdoors with temperature on a single digit. The couple was great and the bride was loved by the camera. Shown is my favorite picture converted to black and white, I don’t know why but I just loved this.



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