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04/07/2016 11:48:19 AM · #1
Hi all,

Some of you probably know that i've been a wedding photographer for a few years now and it's going well. I wanted to post this recent wedding here as I was thrilled and flattered to be asked by DPC member Chris - aka ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mrchhas - to travel over to Italy and photograph his big day with his beautiful wife Areknaz. It was a fantastic few days. I posted up some personal work I had time for in the recent Photo Essay thread but I wanted to post a link to the wedding photos here. An amazing day indeed!

Here's the link here...

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04/07/2016 11:59:46 AM · #2
That's so awesome. Thanks for sharing
04/07/2016 12:08:04 PM · #3
Marvelous!
04/07/2016 12:15:04 PM · #4
Certainly can understand why they asked you! Beautifully done. Looks like they had a wonderful day and one great party at the end of it!
04/07/2016 12:25:44 PM · #5
Beautiful work Clive! And another great example of why this community is so special.
04/07/2016 12:37:41 PM · #6
Gorgeous images! Congrats to all.
04/07/2016 12:41:17 PM · #7
Some fantastic images, Clive. I miss seeing Chris' work here.
04/07/2016 12:43:43 PM · #8
Thanks all. It was a very special wedding and a real pleasure to shoot. Lovely people and, oh, that Italian evening light!

For those interested in the gear side of things here is what was usedů

Two Sony A7's

Voigtlander 21mm f/4 Leica mount
Sony 35mm FE f1.4
Zeiss 50mm f1.5 Sonnar - Leica mount
Leica 90mm f/2 Summicron (old 1963 chrome version)

Sony RX10 as extra back up

I'm mostly happy with that set up although i'm planning on getting another one or even two Sony A7's (or a A7II or A7R) as I don't like changing lenses on the go. A four camera/four focal length kit will suit me just fine and i'm settled into a 21/35/50/90 kit. I'm giving the RX10 away to my son soon so 3 or 4 A7's will cover back up as well. I use a little Nissin i40 flash for the few times i use flash (really only for evening dancing shots)

I'm also planning on replacing the Voight 21mm with the new Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 as it's a huge step up in quality and i'm really enjoying the 21mm focal length at the moment.

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04/07/2016 12:44:44 PM · #9
Originally posted by markwiley:

I miss seeing Chris' work here.


Yea, me too. He said he'll be back at some point - he's in-between cameras at the moment and pretty busy.
04/07/2016 01:34:20 PM · #10
SUCH a good job! Bravo! I'm intrigued by the black cowl on the priest, I've not seen such a thing before. Any explanation for that?
04/07/2016 01:48:11 PM · #11
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

SUCH a good job! Bravo! I'm intrigued by the black cowl on the priest, I've not seen such a thing before. Any explanation for that?


Thanks Robert. Not sure about the black cowl myself but Areknaz is Armenian and it was an Armenian priest who travelled down from Milan to marry them and the ceremony was Armenian. The church was lovely and is 1200 years old. One of the things I really enjoy about this job is the variety of ceremony - i've always been very interested in ritual and religion and I find it all fascinating. I'm just in my 5th year of doing it now and i've photographed all sorts from Welsh baptists in tiny chapels to Humanist ceremonies up mountains to born again evangelical Christians.

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04/07/2016 01:53:58 PM · #12
Clive, superb selection of image. They must be delighted with them
04/07/2016 01:57:21 PM · #13
WOW!! Amazing photography.
04/07/2016 02:32:33 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

SUCH a good job! Bravo! I'm intrigued by the black cowl on the priest, I've not seen such a thing before. Any explanation for that?


It intrigued me as well, so I had a quick search for info. The Order Of Service shows that the ceremony was conducted under the rites of the Armenian Apostolic Church which is one of the most ancient Christian communities. It is part of the Oriental Orthodoxy (rather than, say Eastern Orthodox) which also include Coptic, Eritrean and Ethiopian churches.

Images

And I must congratulate you, Clive, on the beautiful pictures of the wedding.

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04/07/2016 03:34:17 PM · #15
Beautiful images Clive!
04/07/2016 03:43:52 PM · #16
You did a marvelous job of capturing the presence of the occasion. The pictures made me smile and enjoy their day with them.
04/07/2016 05:01:20 PM · #17
Nice work Clive!
04/07/2016 05:02:27 PM · #18
hey folks!
yes clive did an amazing job, we are all amazed at the photos and i'll officially plug him here on DPC--- if you need a wedding photog he's your guy.

a part from that, thanks for all the compliments! the ceremony was in ancient armenian dating back to 404 A.D. and was impossible to understand for most everyone but the priest and his helper. :) to be able to do this I had to be baptized as christian armenian... as you may expect that doesn't happen often to a 37 year old american living in italy and I've become known amongst their community a bit.... i've met the bishop of armenia already and should meet the arch-bishop of france who apparently is excited to meet me!

I'm hoping to start entering challenges again soon, I've just got to organize some things.... for those of you with good eyes you may have noticed we're expecting! little Connor should be born in about a month and he'll be used in several challenges, so you'll see him soon :)

cheers to all and thanks again clive!
04/07/2016 05:12:37 PM · #19
So great to hear from you, Chris. Sure are a lot of big changes coming to your life!
04/07/2016 05:32:49 PM · #20
WOW! How wonderful!

What a fabulous job you did for them, Clive! Thanks for sharing them.

Congratulations, Chris and Mrs Chris. :D
04/07/2016 05:38:11 PM · #21
Originally posted by mrchhas:

for those of you with good eyes you may have noticed we're expecting! little Connor should be born in about a month and he'll be used in several challenges, so you'll see him soon :)

I noticed, but was too discreet to say anything :-) Conor's my nephew's name (one "n" only) so I'll think of baby Connor often.
04/07/2016 06:43:18 PM · #22
Yes, next time i'm over in Italy - and to be sure, it was my first time there but I certainly fell in love with the country - I will hopefully meet up and do some baby shots of little Connor!

The whole few days were such a privilege and a pleasure to photograph.

We also did a quick shoot the day after the wedding which was great. Getting the most of those beautiful Italian sunsets. - I've posted a few shots here... I'll sort a few more photos from that shoot out soon.

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04/07/2016 09:53:12 PM · #23
Congratulations all the way around. Wonderful photos.

And Congrats to Chris on a beautiful wedding and the coming little arrival. How exciting!
04/07/2016 10:31:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by rooum:



We also did a quick shoot the day after the wedding which was great. Getting the most of those beautiful Italian sunsets. - I've posted a few shots here... I'll sort a few more photos from that shoot out soon.


These are gorgeous too!! Wow!
04/09/2016 04:49:07 PM · #25
Chris, congrats with your wedding! Clive, thanks for sharing. Great series!
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