A wedding party walks down a dirt road with umbrellas
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Weddings are back!

Yesterday was spent in the company of Emily and her now-husband Dallas in the Romsey and Woodend area of Victoria. I had a great time and immediately fell back into the swing of it. This is the first wedding I’ve photographed with the D850 and it did not disappoint!

As is my norm I spent the morning with the bride and her entourage capturing the details, excitement and the moments and gently guiding them through the timing of the day to make sure everyone is ready to go at the appointed time but more importantly for me, to ensure I have time to get the photographs I need.

At a typical wedding, I would have gone to photograph the groom before heading to the bride but at this wedding, I had the pleasure of working with M who photographed the groom’s preparations for me. It was very cool working alongside my wife again! Let’s face it it’s the only time I’m ever likely to be right about something (love you M!).

Rain was forecast for the time of the ceremony but after many gentle reminders on the benefits of not caring about anything you can’t control, we made it through to the photo portion of the day before the expected rain arrived.

Without the unfortunate pandemic related delays, I’m a bit like the post when it comes to the photos. Rain, hail or shine, they will happen! Luckily it was only a very light sprinkle and some pre-prepared umbrellas were put to use and made for some beautiful images.

Because of the pandemic, most of the groom’s family couldn’t make it and there was a cap on the number of guests they are holding their “reception” at a later date. We’ll be both be there to photograph that too.

With this in mind, M and I were home before dark which NEVER happens at a wedding. I normally leave weddings around 11:15!

To summarise, it was great to be back at it. I love photographing weddings and it was amazing having my four cameras (I only changed a lens once all day to take the macro ring shots) ready to go. Thank you to M for photographing Dallas and for working with me (and for the quick snog in the car after the wedding before returning to our separate cars for the drive home! Too much info?). Thanks also to Nana C and Poppy for looking after R for the day. They obviously had fun because they put themselves to bed very early. 

At this stage, the next wedding is in January and I’m looking forward to it.

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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 70mm
1/500 | f/2.8 | ISO 640
Saturday November 6, 2021 @ 16:03
Woodend, Victoria, Australia


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