More from the Parrington Nuptials
Agent Double-Oh-Kevin -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/180 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Agent Double-Oh-Kevin

More pictures from Kevin and Yoko Parrington's wedding.

Kevin is the youngest of 10 kids, and – according to the “life history” that he wrote about himself for the reception guests – the cutest of them all. Not all his family could make it to Japan for the wedding, so I thought I'd publish a few more pics right away, for their benefit...

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — full exif

Their time was divided pretty evenly between posing for photos and other stuff (where “other stuff” encompasses random little things like actually getting married, visiting with guests, cutting the cake, etc.). There was a lot of posing.

Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — full exif

I suppose that If I looked that good, I'd spend my time posing as well, but that's left to speculation.

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/180 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — full exif
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — full exif

The two photos above were taken 10 minutes apart (from different locations, with different lenses), but they happen to fit together so nicely that I thought I'd place them as I did. I don't know whether it really “works”, but it's worth a try.

Nao Hamming it Up for the Camera with Yoko's older child, Kana, not having any part of it -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — full exif
Nao Hamming it Up for the Camera
with Yoko's older child, Kana, not having any part of it

After a long photo-op in the lobby, we moved up to the 68th floor for the reception. There were two “welcome” signs that I'm sure where hand painted by the kids, although I got only one good photo...

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif

The venue changed, but not much else...

Nao Hamming it Up for the Camera ( he did this pretty much every time he noticed the camera pointing his way ) -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 110 mm — 1/90 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — full exif
Nao Hamming it Up for the Camera
( he did this pretty much every time he noticed the camera pointing his way )

Well, okay, the lighting changed as well.... dramatically.

Nao as the Ring Bearer -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 82 mm — 1/180 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800 — full exif
Nao as the Ring Bearer

(My own boy Anthony has been a ring bearer twice, once for my brother and his fiancee, and another time for a friend of Fumie.)

The event was held on the 68th floor of the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan, in a room with an entire wall of windows, offering an amazing view. Unfortunately, that made it seem to the camera as if the sun was brought down to earth and placed directly behind whatever you were trying to photograph, so it was really challenging to get an exposure appropriate for the dark foreground — people, cakes, etc. — instead of the bright outside. Spot metering is your friend.

The pro photographer used a fill flash, of course, but I didn't have a flash with me (well, except the on-camera flash that I wouldn't want to use in this case). And to be frank, even if I did bring one of my off-camera flashes, I simply don't have the skill to use it with confidence, despite having read Strobist for a long time. I must actually practice, rather than just read.

Sometimes it all came together for a nice shot, like the one above. It looks almost as if Yoko is an angel that the light is reluctant to give up.

I took that photo from my seat at the reception (luckily, there was no one behind me, so I could stand and wield my big lenses freely), but I had to move toward the windows if I wanted to get a shot without the windows blinding from behind. I did that for this shot of Kevin's brother...

Stephen Parrington One of Kevin's many brothers, making an impassioned speech disputing the “Kevin was the cutest baby” as myth :-) -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 @ 200 mm — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 800 — full exif
Stephen Parrington
One of Kevin's many brothers,
making an impassioned speech disputing the “Kevin was the cutest baby” as myth 🙂

I moved over even further toward the windows, to get the next few shots...

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Ceremonial First Cut I think this one sort of works well in sepia -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/500 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800 — full exif
Ceremonial First Cut
I think this one sort of works well in sepia

After the first cut came the first bites, each spoon fed by their new spouse...

Paparazzi I was not alone -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Paparazzi
I was not alone
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif

The photo above originally came out very dark, because I goofed up and exposed for the bright windows, but because I shoot in raw, I was able to recover something and ended up with a gritty image that I sort of like.

Mostly, though, you probably don't want “gritty” at a wedding. I seemed to have neglected to get a shot of the entire cake – all three or four tiers – which further shows my wedding-photographer shortcomings. Unlike a true pro, though, I actually got a piece (it was large enough for everyone to have a slice), so I can report that it was delicious.

Also along the “not gritty” lines, Yoko's mother was the epitome of understated class and style...

M. O. B. Mother of the Bride -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
M. O. B.
Mother of the Bride
I Like This Kind of Shot but perhaps I overdo them... -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
I Like This Kind of Shot
but perhaps I overdo them...

Kevin's lived in Japan for 20+ years, so it's been a long time since he's celebrated a birthday with his Stateside family. His birthday was two days before the wedding, so with a lot of family in town today, Yoko surprised him with a birthday party during the reception.

Enjoying the Moment while all sing “Happy Birthday To You” -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Enjoying the Moment
while all sing “Happy Birthday To You”

This was one of the few cases that I really nailed the difficult exposure, I think.

At the end, they bade farewell in the foyer, basking in the warm glow of both the incandescent lights and the happy day. Nao did a jig.

Fin -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 26 mm — 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Fin

There was a final photo op in the lobby, with many permutations of friends and family...

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Yesterday's Lead Photo in living color -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 800 — full exif
Yesterday's Lead Photo
in living color
Photo-op Preparation -- Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Photo-op Preparation

The lady in kimono is Yoko's “bridesmade” (in the literal sense, as described on this post).


One comment so far...

Under the post of “I Was Not Alone” I might suggest the title of “Paparazzi amd Mamarazzi” Nice job on the photo shoot. I’m absolutely sure that his family amd friends will deeply appreciate your posting of these great shots..

— comment by Grandma Friedl on June 4th, 2008 at 12:04am JST (9 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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