I met up with Libby and Jon today for a pre-wedding shoot and planning meeting because in just two weeks time I will be their Weetwood Hall wedding photographer when they get married in front of 200 guests at St Matthew’s Church at Chapel Allerton, Leeds and then on to Weetwood Hall. I first met Libby a couple of years ago when I provided the wedding photography at her brother Jonathan’s wedding at Coniston Cold Hotel near Skipton, amazing where time goes as I can remember his wedding as if it was yesterday! For today’s e-session we decided to meet at The Mansion in Roundhay Park and the weather couldn’t have been better; after all the rain we’ve had over the past couple of weeks, I was shocked to see blue skies and sunshine – maybe that’s a good omen for their big day. Despite suffering from a little trepidation about being photographed, Jon got into the swing of things quite early on and I think there are some great photos that his mum will like (apparently there are very few photos of him in existence!).
For the shoot I used the Fuji X Pro-1 with a variety of lenses but mainly worked with the 35 f/1.2 and 60 f/2.4 macro. This is the first time I’ve done a full shoot with this great little camera and it felt very different from using the huge Nikon D4 and 70-200 lens that I normally would use. There was another pre-wedding shoot going on and I am sure I saw the photographer give a disdainful look at my little ‘point-and-shoot’ but the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say – I will be using the big guns on the wedding day though :¬)