So I was offered the chance to tag along as second shooter at a wedding last weekend and I jumped at it. I've been having thoughts lately of broadening my photography and wondered what it would be like as a wedding photographer. I woke up Saturday morning, partially sick, with it cold and dreary outside but that wasn't going to stop me - out the door I was at 8:00 with the X-T1 and the X-T10 in hand. I rented the two GO TO lenses for weddings from Fuji - the 56mm f1.2 and 23mm f1.4 and I am super glad I did. Armed with those, my 55-200, and a photo bag full of batteries - I was off!
I got to the location early, I'm always early, and met up with the photographer. For the ceremony I was going to be positioned in balcony taking shots straight on. Perfect, a chance to test out my new 55-200 that I just bought myself for Christmas. With the camera set on continuous high - I began clicking away. I can't say that every shot turned out amazing but I was able to grab a few that I really liked.
After the ceremony and a group shot, and by group shot I mean EVERYONE who was at the wedding in 1 photo type of group shot, everyone headed outside for brunch, drinks, donuts, and yard games.
All in all it was a great experience and I learned a ton (like when to use continuous auto-focus). I'm def intrigued with wedding photography and may be looking for a few more opportunities to try my hand to see how I can improve. The one thing that I found so great about photographing weddings - everywhere you turn someone is smiling - it makes it fun to capture great pictures!