Shogo and Namiko’s Wedding: Reception, Part III (Interlude)
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new couple with Grandma of the Bride -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
new couple with
Grandma of the Bride

Continuing with my series on my brother-in-law's wedding a week ago, the previous post, “Shogo and Namiko's Wedding: Reception, Part II”, many drinks and photo ops gave way to the cutting-of-the cake ceremony, after which the couple were to step out to prepare for the next phase of the event. Part of this “stepping out” involved the bride and groom each being individually escorted out.

Namiko's escort was her mother's mother, and above was when she had gone to collect her granddaughter.

Lesson Learned “If the bride is in frame, she should be in focus.” -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Lesson Learned
“If the bride is in frame, she should be in focus.”

I did a good job with the photo above achieving what I was attempting at the time, which with this frame was specifically to focus on the grandmother, but I realize now that the photo is a disaster because a bride is the focus of any photo she's in, so she should be in focus. Lesson learned.

Grandma took Namiko out through a winding path among the guests, yet another photo op among many...

Mini Exit Procession -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Mini Exit Procession
Formal Exit after a formal bow, which I apparently missed -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 28 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Formal Exit
after a formal bow, which I apparently missed

Then it was time for Shogo's exit, accompanied by his sister (my wife) Fumie...

Siblings -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Siblings
of course Occasion for Another Photo Op -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
of course
Occasion for Another Photo Op
Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 75 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos

It was a nice touch that the music Shogo chose for this part was a song by Kousuke Atari, who Fumie and I have seen in concert many times.

Then with the couple gone, it was time for some mingling...

Joining of Families parents of the couple and friends -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Joining of Families
parents of the couple and friends

... and for some B-roll pictures from the now-vacant head table...

“ Groom  Shogo” ( I think this shot is as close to perfection I'll ever get in photography ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Groom Shogo”
( I think this shot is as close to perfection I'll ever get in photography )
“ Bride  Namiko” ( I tried, but much less compelling than the first one ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Bride Namiko”
( I tried, but much less compelling than the first one )
Fumie and Her Brother's Father-in-Law ( seems nicer in B&W ) -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Fumie and Her Brother's Father-in-Law
( seems nicer in B&W )
Introducing Anthony to his uncle's in-laws.... is there a word for that relationship? -- Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Introducing Anthony
to his uncle's in-laws.... is there a word for that relationship?
Wedding of Shogo and Namiko -- Nagoya, Aichi, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/160 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos

I couldn't decide which of the last two photos I liked better, so I'm just putting them both.

Somewhere about this time it suddenly dawned on me that as brother-in-law of the groom maybe I should be taking the opportunity to socialize as well, so I put away the camera and joined them....

Continued here...


All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

Jeffry,

I’ve been following your blog. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

I have a question, I want to buy either an infrared camera or a thermal camera for paranormal work (as a birthday present for a good friend of mine)..which one should I get? Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks

Thanks for your kind words, but unfortunately, I known nothing about infrared or the like. —Jeffrey

— comment by ques on October 9th, 2010 at 3:44pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey – I’ve followed your blog for quite some time (partly maybe as I have most of your LR plug ins ;-)) but this series of posts of your brother in laws wedding is nothing short of spectacular !

I’ve enjoyed your photography over the past year or so, and you do indeed share part of your life in each blog, but this one is a ‘Tour de Force’

Love it !

Cheers
Chris

I like the photos because they’re family, but away from those rose colored glasses, even the best would not make the first cut of a good wedding photographer’s results. I don’t fancy myself a wedding photographer so I’m content to be happy with these and the lessons I learn from them. In any case, thanks for the kind words… —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris Belyea on October 9th, 2010 at 4:34pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I think that’s why I like them so much … they show a more personal side of what looked to be a wonderful event … and don’t sell yourself short, those are fantastic images – some focus ‘events’ aside 😉

— comment by Chris Belyea on October 10th, 2010 at 6:33am JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Apologies … just saw your note – all the way from Sydney, Australia 🙂

— comment by Chris Belyea on October 10th, 2010 at 6:35am JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve known Kousuke Atari for some time. I first met him when he was still a first year high school student. Even then he was a remarkable singer and performed opening stages for other singers at concerts here in Amami. I think it was earlier this year that I had the opportunity to drink with him at a friend’s wedding reception and I must say that he hasn’t let the fame go to his head. He still finds the time to come and hang out here in Amami.

I almost saw him in concert in Amami once, but I got sick so stayed at the hotel while Fumie went. In the 10 or so times I’ve seen him in concert, only once did I see someone who obviously didn’t look Japanese, a Swiss guy dragged along by his Japanese wife. So if you meet him again and mention you know “the tall white guy on the mainland”, he might recall having chatted with me a few times. Was the wedding reception that about which you posted a few times? You had some nice shots there, but you’ve really grown as a photographer lately, so I look forward to see the results from your next wedding reception! —Jeffrey

— comment by Earnest Barr on October 12th, 2010 at 4:38pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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