Well, If we were ever going to shoot our first wedding, there could have been no better place than our home base pub. Jake and Amanda are quite the couple; not to mention we have known them for close to a decade now. Thankfully, this took a heavy portion of pressure off for us. We were still doing pro bono gigs to work on our skills and looking back at this image, we have come a long way. However, that isn’t to say we don’t adore this snap. This photo exemplifies what we desire from our work; it’s natural, it’s in the moment, and it’s real.
The pub we spend a fair amount of time in is quite an interesting place to photograph. First, it is quite dim inside; an ISO nightmare. Second, there are knick knacks, signs, and miscellaneous items everywhere with walls and ledges to match. At the time we were armed with 2 entry level cameras: The Nikon D3400 and D5500. Now, I won’t knock these two cameras. They are entry level models but in proper hands can still deliver beautiful images. Thankfully, we also had a pair of flashes (I don’t remember the model at this moment but they weren’t anything fancy).
There is something to be said for shooting an event with people you know. Another perk was not a single person was camera shy. People have a tendency of shying away when they see you lurking around with a full frame body and honking lens to snag a special moment. This wedding had people eager to jump in a be remembered forever! (I would like to thank that age old friend: booze). At the end of all the brews, they said I do, and they are still married today. Cheers to Jake and Amanda!