|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.5, 1/60|
My favorite role at a wedding is that of the guest. GWC in the photo world is often referring to the Guy With a Camera.
My favorite camera to use for these situations is my Fuji X-E2. It is small and everyone doesn’t think of me as the “official photographer.”
This is my travel kit. As a guest I carry this in a small bag and most of the time shoot everything with the FUJINON XF 18-55mm.
|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/200|
Now when you are a guest the odds are you have a personal relationship with the Bride and Groom. This is the bride’s daughter on the left and my daughter is on the far right. I feel like the smiles are different with family and friends than for a professional photographer.
This is why everyone should take a few photos at a wedding and share them with the couple. Just don’t get in the way of the professionals. They will get most all the main photos. You should get things like I have done here, photos around the main action of the bride and groom.
|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/4, 1/200|
There was a quick moment where the maid of honor gave her flowers to her boyfriend to hold for her. I just thought this was a fun moment that most wedding photographers wouldn’t necessarily capture.
|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 400, ƒ/4, 1/320|
Because we are friends there were conversations that brought laughter to the family that unless you are family and friends are harder to capture as the professional who is back a couple of feet peeking in verses being in the conversation as here.
|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/60|
What I love to give to people is my gift of photography. I think for the most part this makes for one of the most intimate gifts you can give to someone.