Kat + Jon (Part 2)

As I mentioned in the previous blog post, Kat and Jon split their wedding into two parts, where the ceremony and reception took place between two days. This post will highlight the reception portion of their wedding.

I've been to the Graduate several times to take pictures at the venue, but this was my most memorable visit there as Kat and Jon's wedding reception was taking place at the same time as a BBQ, Bourbon and Blues Festival and a Georgia football game. There were a lot of moving parts to keep in mind that day, and it took all my energy to stay focused.

Despite having many challenges ahead of me, I tackled this coverage solo mostly using one camera body (Nikon D700), one lens (50mm f/1.4), one strobe light (AB800) and a single external flash (SB700). Although I brought most of my gear, I chose to keep it simple and use the least amount of equipment possible to avoid worrying about spending time swapping camera bodies, lenses and lighting (I will post something about gear soon so stay tuned for that).

Hopefully the pictures will show that you don't have to have the latest camera bodies or lenses to capture a wedding. Lately I have been wondering about switching camera systems or buying a new camera body, but the more I think about it, the less appealing it becomes when you consider the time and money I have invested in learning to use what I have.

Anyway, enough about the technical side of things. I will ramble on about it later.

Since their wedding was decorated with the 1920's decade in mind, I chose to upload most of the pictures in black and white. I think it's very fitting considering the time-period theme, but if you feel like I should incorporate more of the color files, comment below to express your opinions.