30 Sep 2011

Pre-wedding shoot for friends

A friend of mine asked me to take a few pre-wedding pictures for his sister and her fiancĂ©e last weekend. The couple are from France and would like to take pictures around London.

This was a tough job as London is always crowded with tourists and people especially on the weekends. Hence, we decided to do the shoot early. This will be at 4 locations - Buckingham palace, Westminster, Greenwich and a Park. We decided to wake up very early, at 6am, Yes, 6 am! This will give the bride enough time to prepare for the shoot and set out at 7 am. There were 2 photographers, me and a friend of mine.

Our equipment include a Canon 5D Mk1, a Canon 40D, a Canon 550D and a Nikon D700. Lenses include a Canon 35mm 1.4 L, a Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS, a Canon 17-40mm 4.0 L, a Canon 85mm 1.8, a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR.

We estimated to shoot for about 4-5h all together, but ended up shooting for the whole day with many breaks and long waits for the car to come. Unfortunatelly, when we got to Greenwich, there was some filming going on, so we could not do our shoot there and had to skip that. :(

Here are some of my shots from the day: