I Do (Shoot Weddings in Lomo)!

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It is one of my frustrations that our wedding was not covered by fellow lomographers; and so, I am compensating.

In contemporary societies, there seems to be a marriage between photography and celebrations. Rites of passage are important milestones that we achieve in our human lives, and we are truly thankful for our cameras; that they allow us to cherish these moments long after they are through. From baptism, through birthday, bar mitzvahs, and even in funerals, photography has always been there to capture bits and pieces of time.

Among these celebrations, one of the most important, is a person’s wedding! I am a married man myself, and I know how people spend a fortune in order to have that dream wedding. To most of us, a day to celebrate friendship, love, and commitment should be nothing short of a fairytale!

If I have one regret about how we planned our wedding; it is that we never really consider having lomographer buddies cover our day. I was well into analogue photography then, but I did not personally know any of those fellow enthusiasts I interact with online. I think, sent a message to one of them, but I did not get a reply.

And so, to compensate for my frustration, I always make sure that I bring an analogue camera or two whenever we get invited to a friend’s wedding. There are just so many interesting things to take photo of in celebrations like such. Here are some of my favorites.

Reception. Wedding means fancy table arrangements, and sumptuous food!

Children. It’s funny how innocent children can steal the show in the middle of an adult gathering.

Flowers. Most of us love taking photos of flowers. Color, drama, romance, grace, femininity, all rolled into one!

The Couple’s Portrait. Of course, if you are not the lead photographer, it’s difficult to get a shot close enough.

The Bride. My favorite of course, would be the bribes entrance upon the church doors. It’s just magical! It reminds me of the feeling I had when I was staring at my wife as she was walking down the aisle.

So, are you gonna marry soon? Make sure you invite us, your Lomo friends!

written by renenob on 2011-07-10 in #lifestyle

27 Comments

  1. ali55
    ali55 ·

    lovely photos!

  2. kahel
    kahel ·

    just got invited to one of our friends wedding and made a couple or so shots. . .love the silhouette of the bride entering the church. . .

  3. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    WOW! Amazing shots of amazing events!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    lovely article and pictures! I've covered some friends marriage close to theyr official photographer and at least my lomos are liked more than the (super expensive) official ones and it's a nice gift too.

  5. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    so for Lomo wedding photography, do you really have to "know" what you're doing or should the golden rule "don't think" come into play? lol

  6. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

    great article and beautiful photos!

  7. renenob
    renenob ·

    @itsdebraanne - I think some thinking wouldn't be such a bad idea. That's a generality, not just in taking wedding photos.

  8. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Amazing photos!! I love the silhouette of the bride standing on the aisle..

  9. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    I love the idea of having Lomo's of weddings!

  10. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    Great article, the pictures are so lovely! I've tried to take some lomographs at my auntie's wedding but I get rather emotional, so I eventually put the camera in my clutch and the only thing I could manage to hold in my hand was a hankie!
    I'd love to have some lomofriends to snap pictures at my own wedding someday... but I also would love to snap some lomographs myself too - I wanna be the LomoBride!

  11. ecsantana
    ecsantana ·

    great idea...
    I'll do the same about my wedding also, eventually...
    because it is a way for all the people see what you lived your own particular way, not a professional's...
    ;)

  12. aaronego
    aaronego ·

    the cake looks yummy lol
    great photos!

  13. tom_bily
    tom_bily ·

    hahaha at number 9: who goes to a wedding wearing thongs!

  14. marfella
    marfella ·

    great photos! will definitely bring my LC-A on my sister's wedding ^_^

  15. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    beautiful :)

  16. willdoney
    willdoney ·

    Some lovely pics. Recently got engaged and would love to use my Diana and Fisheye 2 during our wedding day.

  17. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Such a nice article Rene :) My wedding had no analogue shots too. Maybe if the hubby and I renew our vows? Hehe.

  18. vici
    vici ·

    Good for you! Great article and pics!

  19. renenob
    renenob ·

    Thank you for the LOVE!

  20. jeyku
    jeyku ·

    We left my collection of old film cameras (loaded with a wide range of film types) on the tables at our wedding. We got some great shots although it also showed just how many people don't know how to focus a camera.
    The best of the shots are here...
    www.flickr.com/photos/jelliekenny/sets/72157627049381848/

  21. renenob
    renenob ·

    @jeyku: we also had the same idea! each table, we'd place a disposable cameras. sadly, it did not materialize!

  22. tqueiroz
    tqueiroz ·

    Lovely pictures!

    Gladly, we found and fell in love with Lomography before our marriage, so we also left some Fisheyes with the bridesmaids during the wedding party. If you guys are complaining about people not knowing how to focus a camera, well, I have some photos taken with the lens cap still on!

    I have some photos here:
    www.lomography.com/homes/tqueiroz/albums/1732220-lomowedding

  23. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Si joy ellazar yung groom dun sa 4th to the last pic. Lead guitarist namin sa office band namin.hehe magkakilala kayo?

  24. renenob
    renenob ·

    @superkulisap , haha! what a small world! asawa sya ng bestfriend ng asawa ko. Ganda ng kanta nya, yung, Wag Ka Nang Magtampo.

  25. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @renenob wow, small world nga! hehe maganda din ung video, napanood mo na?

  26. renenob
    renenob ·

    @superkulisap , Oo, kakatawa yung "two less lonely people" Intro and extro. haha!

  27. kribamil
    kribamil ·

    would love to have a lomograph at my wedding! great idea!

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