Houglum-Alcantara Wedding

My cousin Liezl married her long-time boyfriend Dan on this past New Year’s Eve.  Since the wedding started at 7 pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, the lighting challenges would once again prove to be difficult.   However, this time around, I was not the hired photographer for this wedding since I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be in town for the New Year.  As luck would have it, I was able to attend the wedding and take photos from my seat in the pews.  Since I was taking photos for the fun of it, I decided to experiment a bit: I shot with only my Nikon D700 and primarily my Nikkor 85mm ƒ1.8 and Nikkor 50mm ƒ1.4 lenses.  I also had my Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 with me, but it only saw very limited use during the ceremony and during the reception at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Each photo during the ceremony was taken at ISO 3200, which really shows off the good high ISO/low noise capabilities of the camera.

You’ll also notice that I decided to experiment a little bit with my post-processing style, using a more muted, desaturated look with higher mid levels, rather than my usual color-saturated style.  Please let me know what you think!  Onto the photos, and congrats to Liezl and Dan!

Link to all the photos: http://verdugo.smugmug.com/Weddings/Houglum-Alcantara-Wedding/

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