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An exciting wedding in Lisbon, Portugal

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by Bokeh Loca, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Bokeh Loca

    Bokeh Loca

    Dec 13, 2007
    Just got back from a friend’s wedding in Lisbon, Portugal – a big, family-style affair held at her mother’s house. It was great fun, with good food, lots of dancing, and partying until the wee hours of the morning. When I got back, I realised I’d snapped over 800 shots.

    I was armed with my old-but-reliable Fuji S2 Pro, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 35-70mm f2.8 and 80-200mm f2.8, plus a single SB-600 with a home-made Better Bounce Card.

    Hope you enjoy the shots…

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    57mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 100

    A nervous bride heads down the aisle.

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    70mm    f/4.0    1/750s    ISO 100

    Just married!

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    39mm    f/3.3    1/500s    ISO 200

    Flower petals and confetti!

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    70mm    f/4.0    1/180s    ISO 200

    A little girl waits to throw her flowers

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    115mm    f/3.3    1/750s    ISO 200

    These two didn’t have much to say for themselves

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    109mm    f/3.3    1/750s    ISO 200

    You can tell that Latin women are feisty, can’t you?

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 200

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.8    1/750s    ISO 200

    Loads of little ones at the wedding

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    50mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 200

    Dance lessons. Though not quite enough for those of us with two left feet

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    51mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 200

    First dance. More impressive than the side-to-side shuffle I did at my own wedding. ;) 

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    39mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 200

    Fire-blowing as they cut the wedding cake

    Normally I don’t take these sort of photos, but no one took them at my wedding and I wish they had. It was also a great chance to use some of the fast primes I brought with me to really play with the depth-of-field. I’m pretty happy with how they came out…

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.4    1/1000s    ISO 200

    Table centrepiece

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.4    1/3000s    ISO 200

    Another centrepiece

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.4    1/1500s    ISO 200

    Sunflowers and candles

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    84mm    f/2.4    1/350s    ISO 200

    Wine bottles, lined up and ready to go

    FinePixS2Pro    ---    50mm    f/2.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Mmmm. Portuguese cheeses

    Grateful for comments / critiques / etc. Thanks for looking.
  2. matt,
    a feast for the senses
    great shots
    i bet they'll be thrilled with you captures

    looks like a wonderful party
    thanks for taking us along with you
  3. that was a very unique and cool looking wedding. They had some very different things going on. Very lovely pictures!
  4. Bokeh Loca

    Bokeh Loca

    Dec 13, 2007
    It was a fun time, and they really had a lot of unusual touches that made the wedding stand out. It was also very clearly a family affair, less focus on the bride & groom and more focus on everyone being together and sharing the celebration.
  5. leahp26


    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Very thoughtful of you to take the table/centerpiece shots. I love the confetti one.
  6. i'm glad you mentioned the thoughtfulness of that
    i bet the folks will be thrilled to see them years from now.... as they are very nice
  7. taat2d


    Sep 28, 2007
    Beautiful shots!! I especially like the one of the little girl and the little boy.
  8. 130meow


    Apr 22, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    Thanks for sharing... love the 3rd one (confetti)
  9. Matthias


    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    I like the series and love the centerpieces. Great shots.
  10. Bokeh Loca

    Bokeh Loca

    Dec 13, 2007
    What can I say? I like confetti shots!

  11. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    A beautiful series. I bet the couple will love those!
  12. Lovely photos. I would love to shoot a wedding in Portugal one day!
  13. Bokeh Loca

    Bokeh Loca

    Dec 13, 2007
    Not if you knew how hot it was! The bride's family (Portuguese, dark and tanned) made the wise move of grabbing the good seats in the shade, leaving the groom's family and friends (English, pasty and white!) to sit in the blistering sun!!!
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