August 2010

Raj and Gurpreet

Raj and Gurpreet’s wedding was in Wolverhampton, so I had to stay overnight for this one. It was a traditional Sikh wedding and it never ceases to amaze me at how wonderfully colourful and intense these occasions are. They are always filled with so many people and generations of family and friends, which makes for fascinating photography as there’s so many interesting characters from young to old.

There was a twist in this one two, with a martial arts display taking place before the ceremony.

Here are a few favourites I took from the day.

Marc and Carly

There’s always something so fun about shooting a relatively young couple, as was the case with Marc and Carly who are in their mid-twenties. There was so much great energy on the day and I spent the morning shooting the boys getting ready before going all the way to the end of the evening way beyond the first dance.

I really enjoyed their company too, as well as all their family and friends and sometimes with some people, you wish from the glimpse you see of them on their big day that you knew them before and can get to know them after. What a lovely and fun couple they were!

Here are some of my favourites from what I shot on the day.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S

I recently decided to add the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens to my arsenal.

This lens plugs a gap in my inventory and will allow me terrific versatility out in the field. It’s wide enough to capture enough at short distances, but also long enough to keep me at a good distance from my subjects and allows me to shoot without invading their personal space.

First shot, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S

I can confirm it’s a real beauty too and here’s the first test shot I took using my Nikon D700 of Okwaeze Otusi, at Sports Interactive’s headquarters in London where Football Manager is made.