November 26th, 2009
2009 was a year with a lot of weddings (and it is not finished) As I explain on my site, what I love about weddings is the variety of situations and people who are there to share a time to party, there are many different photographic opportunities.
I will talk more in detail about any marriage that most impressed me this year (of course with the permission of the concerned).
To start with this post: I have a slightly different cover marriage, the first part took place in Belgium, the second Bali. The reason is that the grooms family lived for some in Europe and the other in the U.S. result, the couple decided to get married in Bali, for that matter, as in all cases, part of the family should be a long haul flight to come to attend the wedding.
They asked me a year ago and a half to be their photographer on site.
The first week I stayed in the same hotel as them, to be present to capture different times, which really allowed me to take my time to produce images exactly as I wanted, all in a tropical paradise.
I had already made in Belgium for quite a few engagement photos of the couple relax in summer: the advantage of this pre-session is also to see how it goes with the bride and groom in front of the goal and create a climate confidence.
Well, to be honest, this wedding coverage Bali has made me feel more like a vacation with friends and being a privileged witness of their union, than work.
I brought lots of pictures, my usual average of 750 for a full day has quickly multiplied by the number of days spent with the newlyweds. I propose here a small selection of images made for this wedding (displayed directly in the post due to some requests in this direction) deliberately focused on married selection.
The wedding itself was chouettement relaxed while being super classy in a rented the oceanfront villa. The couple had managed to distance the organization by hiring a wedding planner and everything was planned to build a small bridge over the swimming pool, so that Kim can pass through heading towards the platform where the ceremony took place. Guests side sixty nearby super pleased with the opportunity to come to Bali for the wedding and have planned their holidays there before or after.
I will not spread me on the technical side in this post I'll talk about in a second post dedicated to the equipment carried and some pictures of the rest of the stay.
Nikon D3, a 14mm 2.8, a 50mm 1.4, a 85 1.4 and 80 Tilt Volna I rarely used two flash SB that were helpful in the evening. As usual not flash during the day. Backups and skimming were made on site As a Netbook bought for the occasion (Samsung N510), I also discussed more fully on this in the next post.
Two days after the wedding, I went to the north to find the tracking for rice terraces. Easier said than done, paddy fields are found as you want, the terrace is another story. It was also the place is available for a minimum Kim in her dress.
The idea I wanted to make a "trash the dress" with married a few days after the wedding, ie redo some pictures in wedding dress and suit in a super different context, outside ceremony, food, friends, all that leaves damaging to some clothes along the way.
It was served, as it is just before the meeting with them, near Tengallalang (yes, I too have struggled to say and hold) as "opportunity" to 3 weeks Bali, we had 25 minutes of intense tropical rain, real good resistance test equipment in real conditions. Kim and Jeff have played the game and were not afraid to get wet, no pun intended.
The D3 has pretty much been abused during these three weeks and especially during this shoot with the bride and groom (see the video to realize), but also in the mud, a lot of dust, sand, water Wed, various shocks, but he stuck it out without a problem.
Thank you to Kim & Jeff first for giving me this opportunity, and also for their permission to share these images with you!
Trash the dress
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