A Wedding in Amsterdam
During my trip to Amsterdam last summer I had the pleasure of shooting at the happiest day in the life of a friendly couple.
I should make it abundantly clear that I’m not a wedding photographer; only a few times I have shot weddings as a second/third shooter, to help a photographer friend, or at the weddings of friends and relatives.
This wedding had another interesting aspect, in that it was truly multinational. The bride was of German and Hungarian ancestry, while the groom was from Venezuela. Furthermore, guests were from the following countries (deep breath): Ireland, Venezuela, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, USA, Canada, UK, Greece, China, Colombia, Netherlands, Malaysia, Chile, France, Morocco, India, Portugal, Brazil and Curacao! Certainly a United Nations type of marriage, to say the least!
Concerning shooting photos, I have to say I am a fan of the style characterizing fellow X-Photographer Kevin Mullins. In other words, a photojournalistic approach in which the photographer blends into the events and action and becomes somewhat of an “invisible” observer. It goes without saying that I tried my best to stay out of the way of the official wedding photographers, which means I didn’t always have the best position available. Nevertheless, I think I managed to capture a few shots with which the couple was happy.
Using Fuji cameras positively helps Kevin, and other photographers following this style, achieve the best, deeply intuitive workflow. Of course I shot with my X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF 56mm f/1.2 lenses, and I have to say that the whole experiment has been very exciting and interesting.
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