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aka A day’s world of oblivion, Guy 25

A couple of days ago I wrote about the beautiful sunset over Seurasaari. The same day I shot this sunset I also had the privilege of shooting the wedding of a wonderful Finnish/Japanese couple. The church ceremony was in Temppeliaukionkirkko (where I went scouting on Day 9) in Helsinki. I also went scouting on Seurasaari and both days I went scouting the weather was dreadful. I was preparing for a lot of improvisation, but lucky for the couple getting married, but also very lucky for me, the weather turned around 180 degrees despite the forecasts for more rain. The day of the wedding was a glorious day in many ways.

And I was the lucky photographer, who was invited home to the couple twice -before and after the wedding- to enjoy a fabulous Japanese dinner. I almost feel guilty charging them for the shoot. A great experience it was!

Temppeliaukionkirkko

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/3.3, Tamron 28-75mm, on-camera SB-800

Temppeliaukionkirkko

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, on-camera SB-800 (fill)

Seurasaari

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera SB-800 (fill)

Seurasaari

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera SB-800 (fill)

Seurasaari

D700, ISO800, 1/90 sec @ f/4.8, Tamron 28-75mm, on-camera SB-800

And Ravintola Seurasaari just is this picturesque, fairytale-ish place.

Seurasaari

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/4.8, Nikkor 50mm

aka A guy’s world of oblivion, Day 17…

Weddings always make for good pictures. And there’s a good chance there’ll be a bunch of kids around to liven the place up 😉

Wedding Filip and Sanna

D700, ISO400, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

Wedding Filip and Sanna

D700, ISO400, 1/180 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, on-camera SB-800

Wedding Filip and Sanna

D700, ISO400, 1/180 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, on-camera SB-800

Wedding Filip and Sanna

D700, ISO400, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm, on-camera SB-800

Wedding Filip and Sanna

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera (fill) flash

with a clear blue sky, a field of bright yellow rapeseed, a beautiful bride and an even so beautiful groom.

Manfred and Willeke

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 70-200mm

Manfred and Willeke

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm

Manfred and Willeke

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm

Don’t you just love the contrast with the white, red and yellow? 🙂

And then there was of course the bride’s and groom’s son and one of the best men:

Son and Jan

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm and some more post-processing in Photoshop

It tells a story, that picture. Maybe not the story of a wedding, but a story nonetheless. One of my absolute favorites of the day. Together with this one:

Son

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm and some more post-processing in Photoshop

I was really pleased with the last one. The whole day he seemed to be aware of “the Photographer”. When I had him in the viewfinder he either would look/turn away or make a funny face. Here I caught him off-guard 🙂

I had the privilege to shoot the wedding of two great individuals.
Refreshingly easy-going with their own creative ideas, but not stuck them (or on their mothers-in-law’s ideas) 😉

Helsinki has a stack of great locations to do weddings and aside the more traditional, like Hotel Kämp with its gorgeous red carpeted stairs we also went to the little less traditional former jail – now hotel / restaurant- Jailbird with an old isolation cell still in tact.

Traditional:

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/8, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/8, Tamron 28-75mm, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 28-75mm, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 28-75mm, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera flash

Less traditional:

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/11, Sigma 10-20mm, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/11, Sigma 10-20mm, two remote flashes SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm, remote flash SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm, remote flash SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, remote flash SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, remote flash SB-800 with Photoflex softbox