July 27, 2016

Ruth and Gary at Clonabreany House

I hope you like smiles and laughter because if there is one thing this blog has a lot of, it’s that. Without sounding clichéd Ruth and Gary really are two of the finest. The epitome of two folk who wanted to do nothing but enjoy their day to the max. For example, picture this moment – it’s a beautiful morning, right at the tail end of April. The forecast is good. Then about an hour before the church the heavens opened and what came next was the biggest hailstone shower I (and pretty much everyone else) had ever witnessed. The kind of hail where I actually worried about damage to my car. Everything was covered outside and it looked more like a Christmas scene than late spring. The suppliers (me, makeup and hair) and bridesmaids were giving each other the look of “what the….” and hoping that Ruth wouldn’t notice but honestly, there was no way you wouldn’t have noticed the apocalyptic scene outside. Ruth looked out the window and her response was to laugh at just how crazy it was. We all breathed a sigh of relief and it’s at that point you know you’re dealing with someone who knows what a wedding is really about. It’s not about amazing epicness. It’s not about details or everything being absolutely perfect. Sure – it’s nice if it is, but when you know what the true meaning of a wedding is all about then you really are going to have the day that dreams are made of. That’s really what Ruth and Gary had – I’m just glad I was there to witness it.
That, and to drive home with an undamaged car…
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5 Comments

Caleb

Awesome, work. Great moments, lovely colours. Did you use Fuji exclusively for this too? 23/35??

14:23 August 1, 2016

    Dave

    Hi Caleb, thanks so much for the comment. Very kind of you. Yeah this is all Fuji X-pro2. The lenses I use are the 14mm 2.8, the 23 1.4, the 35 f2 and the 56 1.2 Are you shooting with Fuji yourself? Dave

    14:31 August 1, 2016

      Caleb

      Hi Dave, I was thinking about making the switch from Nikon. But I'm a bit scared the AF won't be able to keep up. I'm not a burst shooter, but I like my camera to be quick at the draw. I'm also a bit concern about the fuji flash technology. I like to use on camera flash bounced off a wall/ceiling quite a bit for fill. Maybe an X-T2 is in my future?

      16:28 August 1, 2016

        Dave

        Well I made the switch from nikon myself. At times I do still miss it (that low light AF was unreal) but on the whole I'm happy with the switch. I guess it all depends on reasons you're looking to switch for. Personally I wanted the smaller system - it's much less standout than a large DSLR (even the smaller ones like the D750). The quietness of the camera is something that really appealed to me and helps me blend into a crowd quite well. The fact that it produces beautiful skin tones is a massive benefit (and the much lighter bag!) The AF can be a bit of a hurdle to overcome and there for sure is a learning process in making the shift - I'm constantly learning and adapting to the camera every time I pick it up. I did used to have an XT1 and loved it - the XT2 looks like it's going to be pretty amazing - that viewfinder would easily be enough to sway me to make the switch from the Xpro2. As for flash use - to be honest - I only ever use flash when it comes to the dancing (and the very odd speech - but not yet with the xpro2) and it's been great. There are probably people though who are much better placed to help with that side of things though than me. By the way - myself a a mate have started our own photography related podcast called Raw Podcast with Dave and Paul. We're recording our 2nd episode tomorrow and it'll be all about the switch to mirrorless cameras - you might enjoy it.

        17:06 August 1, 2016

          Caleb

          Dave, thanks for the response. I think I'm gonna take the plunge and at least try out the X-T2 (you've convinced me). Worse case scenario I use the flashes on M mode. I'll listen in on the pod cast as well! Keep up the amazing work!

          05:46 August 2, 2016

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