2015 Wedding: Mike & Caroline (1) Film Wedding

2015 Wedding: Mike & Caroline (Part 1 – Film Wedding Photography)

Here are some film wedding photography images from Mike and Caroline’s wedding back in January 2015. Sorry for the delay in sharing new wedding photos.

Since this wedding I have added a Nikon F4 SLR film camera to my camera bag to assist my analogue 1950s Leica cameras. I have also purchased another Leica M3 so I now work with 2x Leica M3s with 50mm lenses, a Leica M2 for 35mm view (or wider with external viewfinders), and I now have my autofocus, autorewind, Nikon F4 with a Tokina 100mm Macro lenses attached for a short telephoto and for macro work. The Nikon F4 SLR also works with my speedlights and at a usable flash sync speed so it will be perfect for film wedding strobist work where the vintage Leica cameras are a little out their depth. On top of all that I also have my various medium format film cameras such as the Mamiya 645 which I was using at a wedding this spring. Photos to follow!

Leica Wedding Photographer (MrLeica.com)

2015 Wedding: Mike & Caroline (Part 1 – Film Wedding Photography)

Wedding Venue: Ellingham Hall, Northumberland


January 2015

Here are a selection of wedding photos from my first wedding of 2015 up at Ellingham Hall on the Northumberland coastline.  It is difficult to anticipate the UK weather especially in the winter months so I didnn’t load my film into the cameras until the morning of the wedding.  I decided on colour 35mm Kodak Portra 400 film for the daytime people photos and in the evening I loaded 35mm Kodak Tri-X 400 black and white film.  The main film cameras on the day were my 1950s Leica M2 and Leica M3 rangefinder cameras but I also took my 1980s 35mm Nikon FM SLR loaded with Agfa Vista 200 Plus colour film for detail photos.  I was shooting digital photos alongside film photography throughout the day with my Leica M9. I…

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2014 Wedding: Sam & Patrick

A few highlights from Sam and Patrick’s wedding photography last September in the Peak District – Leica M9 wedding

Leica Wedding Photographer (MrLeica.com)

2014 Wedding: Sam & Patrick

Destination Leica Wedding Photographer

Wedding Venue: Upper House Hayfield, Peak District

http://www.MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk / www.MrLeica.com

September 2014

Last Septemeber I drove from Coventry to the Peak District to cover Sam and Patrick’s wedding day.  I joined the family at Upper House, Hayfield the evening before the wedding to enjoy a lovely home cooked meal and to get everyone ahead of their big day.  Patrick was Dutch so his family had flown in from the Netherlands and house was full so I left them for the night and returned the next morning ready to go.  I find it so beneficial to meet couples ahead of their wedding as on the wedding day morning I was eating breakfast chatting to the family and taking photos without people even noticing I was there.  I enjoy documentary style wedding photography and often blend in with the guests with my…

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2014 Wedding: Sarah & Mike

Highlights from Sarah & Mike’s Wedding at the Saxon Mill, Warwick. Photo with a digital Leica M9 plus analogue film cameras, Leica M2, Leica M3 and Fuji GF670

Leica Wedding Photographer (MrLeica.com)

Wedding: Sarah & Mike
Coventry Wedding Photographer – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

October 11th, 2014
Wedding Venue – The Saxon Mill, Warwick UK

The Saxon Mill Wedding Venue

Leica M9 Colours

Sarah and Mike’s Wedding was my second Saxon Mill wedding and it was great to be back. The building has great character and even better surroundings with the views across the River Avon to Guys Cliffe.  The day actually started in the morning at Chesford Grange Hotel for Sarah’s bridal preparation photos.  From there we moved onto the Saxon Mill for the wedding ceremony that was held upstairs.  It was not a huge wedding so the room worked well for the number of guests.  After the ceremony we did group photos and wedding portraits outside then back upstairs to sit down to eat for the wedding breakfast, speeches and cake cutting.  My day finished after the first dance and it was then time to pack up and drive…

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B Roll Photos – Saint Augustine

B Roll Photos – Saint Augustine, Florida
Matthew Osborne Photography
Leica M9 B&W JPEGs

After arriving in Saint Augustine, Florida after dark on Thursday, I went exploring on Friday to find the wedding venues for the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.  These were The Lightner Museum and Casa Monica Hotel respectively.  I went and spoke to the hotel staff and people in the museum to get more details and to introduce myself.  I knew the actual wedding ceremony would take place on the little bridge in the middle of the courtyard and I wanted to check possible camera angles and whether a 50mm focal length was long enough to get me close to the detail. I got some detail shots from each venue while I was there and then some of the surrounding town and buildings including Saint Augustine Fort.  The most used lens on my walkabout was the Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5.  See a few sample images below shot with my digital Leica M9 and I will add the more wedding specific ones to the wedding blog post spread.

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Posts still to come from my trip to Florida:

  • Marv & Paula’s Leica Wedding
  • Gun Culture
  • Lake Eola & Patience of a Saint
  • Dining at the Ritz

Leica M9 Summilux 50 Engagement

Leica M9 + Leica Summilux ASPH 50mm f1.4 – Engagement Shoot

Alex & Andy, Fulham, London


Here a some of the digital Leica M9 camera photo highlights from yesterday’s engagement photography session in London. Full blog post to follow to include 35mm film and medium format film photos on – http://www.LeicaWeddingPhotographer.co.uk

Gear used: I kept the Leica Summilux ASPH 50mm f1.4 on the Leica M9 for the entire shoot.  I used my Leica M3Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 @f1 for 35mm film and my Rolleiflex SL66E for 120 medium format images.

Alex & Andy Digital Highlights

2014 Wedding: Gemma & Ted

Black and White Wedding Photography – Gemma & Tedat the Lord Leycester Hospital + Warwick Arms Hotel. Group photos all with the Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 at f1

Leica Wedding Photographer (MrLeica.com)

Wedding: Gemma & Ted (Leica Noctilux Wedding)
Coventry Wedding Photographer – http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

August 2nd, 2014
Wedding Venue – Lord Leycester Hospital & Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick UK

Leica Black & White Wedding Photography
Creative Wedding Photography

I met the couple at Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick which is an amazing wedding venue. We had the wedding ceremony in one of the great halls and then managed to get the group photos done in the gardens before the rain started. Everyone then moved down the road to Warwick Arms Hotel for the wedding breakfast and for the evening guests arriving.

Here is a selection of photos from the wedding day. Gemma and Ted purchased my black and white wedding photography package which includes all digital images in B&W tones. I had planned to do some additional medium format film photography but we didn’t get chance due to time constraints.

Digital Photos – Leica M9 + Leica Noctilux…

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2014 Wedding: Sian & Mat

Leica Noctilux Wedding – Sian & Mat

Leica Wedding Photographer (MrLeica.com)

Wedding: Sian & Mat (Leica Noctilux Wedding)
Coventry Wedding Photographer

http://www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk / http://www.MrLeica.com

August 1st, 2014
Wedding Venue – Eaton Hotel, Birmingham UK

Leica M9 Wedding

Leica Noctilux Wedding

Leica Wedding

Leica Summicron 75 f2 Wedding

I started the day with Mat and his guests at The Bell pub in Harborne next door to the church.  Sian met us at the church then after the wedding ceremony we did the group photos then moved on to Eaton Hotel on the Hagley Road for the wedding breakfast and evening guests arriving.

Here is a selection of photos from the wedding day. The couple opted for digital wedding photography and I had planned to do some additional medium format film photography but we didn’t get chance due to time constraints.

Digital Photos – Leica M9 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 at f1 for most of the day (including all group photos at 50f1)(excluding some 21mm f2.8 + 28mm f2 wide angle photos…

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