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the reception, part one


Film. Kodak Portra 400nc

Hats off to all wedding photographers – this is hard work!  But one thing is for certain – there is no shortage of beautiful things, food, and people to shoot at a wedding and reception.

I received more than a few odd stares from folks as I manually focused, clicked the shutter, and manually advanced the film.  It was worth it though!  I love the results.

I have a couple more shots from the reception that I’ll share with you tomorrow…..


  • Karin - June 14, 2011 - 6:03 am

    Beautiful. I love your photographs of the musical instruments. They immediately paint the sphere in a way. Beautiful flowers too!ReplyCancel

  • mary - June 14, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Really lovely shots! You are right – film is worth it. I can’t wait to see the rest! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nori - June 14, 2011 - 9:10 am

    Some of the best wedding images I’ve seen in a long time :)ReplyCancel

  • Alice - June 14, 2011 - 9:43 am

    ooh wow i love the expression you caught in the second shot. these are all lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - June 15, 2011 - 6:54 am

    aw, i can only imagine and believe you how it is shooting wedding. have never done it myself and hard imagine how it would be. of course many beautiful moments! so funny to read your description about some people staring at your equipment and shutter sound, ha ha, i believe it really worth it 😉
    beatiful pictures. love the 1s and 2nd. 1st bcause it looks so festive with that subtle colorful bokeh, 2nd because of the expression caught, so so preciuos.ReplyCancel

  • leila - June 16, 2011 - 7:55 am

    i really love these! i dream about shooting an all film wedding, maybe one day i’ll try.


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