Our wedding has come and gone and by what a whirlwind of a day it was. Thankfully everything came together perfectly and I was able to actually take a few photos during the day. I was hoping for my time to take photos but, to be honest, I chose not to as I wanted to really take in the day and enjoy it. But, when there was a lull in the action and other people were being photographed I used my trust XT-1 to sneak in a few.
When I first arrived at the ceremony, I immediately started taking some photos of the guests. There couldn't be an easier wedding in the world to do so since I no mostly everyone. If only every wedding I photographed was like that. Ah well..
After about 10 minutes it was my cue to join the rest of the guys and start the walk down the isle to wait for my beautiful bride. I should say that I wasn't concerned about getting photographs at any point seeing as how we had our friend Chris Borgo taking video and Anne's cousin Tony McGuire taking photos the entire day. Still, the photographer in me still feels the need to take photos.
In any case, the ceremony came and went and I'm still not sure what happened. I remember Anne walking down the isle, repeating our vows, laughing at us messing some of them up and then saying I DO! Then we signed the book, walked back through the crowd and that was it. Soon after we hopped in the limousine and departed to take our portraits. Ah, the limo. The poor, poor limo. Upon first entering the limo we were assure that the back end of the vehicle touching the ground was simply the hydraulics. That didn't end up being the case. Every single bump we went over, we practically bottomed out. Suffice it to say I quickly put down drink after half it spilled on my suit. I did feel bad for the driver as you could see he was embarrassed. But in the end, it wasn't his fault. At least we all have yet another story from the day.
Once we got to Hillcrest Park we did all the family portraits and some of the wedding party ones as well. This is pretty much where I got most of my photos for the day. After that we finished there, we headed down to our old public school, Queen Elizabeth. The only photos we took there were the few of us that attended a long long time ago. That is one of the photos from the day that I cannot wait to see.
We then made our way to our old high school, PACI and also the wall by Magnus Theatre. I had gotten a gorgeous picture from a previous wedding with the couple standing against the wide expansive wall. So, we asked Tony to use his creative style to capture a similar one. I actually got a really good one my iPhone 6+.
The last stop was Sovereign Room downtown. Her friend owns it so we pretty much took over the bar side for about 15 minutes. The shot Anne really wanted were the guys passed out around her on the seats while she was doing a shot. Of course, once that was done we had to drink the shots.
The reception was our final stop at the Polish Legion. That whole evening was a blur but so much fun. It was great seeing a lot of old friends and family. My best man Desi certainly stole the show with his speech. Let's just say that he brought me to tears as well as those around me.
The next day we had a family get together, and it was there that I caught just a few more moments. I'm so excited to finally be married to my Anne! She looked so beautiful as she always does.
All the photos below were taken with the X-T1 and the 16mm and 35mm. It was so fun to use and as I mentioned before in previous posts, no one is intimidated by it. I love my Nikon's, but when I want to shoot with more of a documentary style, I pull out my Fuji's. As always, they are all processed with my own style in Lightroom. I also use the jpg's for each and every one. No need for RAW in this case. Gotta love those Fuji camera's.