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I Do (Shoot Weddings in Lomo)!

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

27 comments

  1. ali55

    ali55

    lovely photos!

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  2. 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. . .
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  3. dearjme

    dearjme

    WOW! Amazing shots of amazing events!

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  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.

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  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

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  6. lisabegusch

    lisabegusch

    great article and beautiful photos!

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  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.

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  8. stonerfairy

    stonerfairy

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

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  9. nleppa

    nleppa

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

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  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!

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  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...
    ;)

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  12. aaronego

    aaronego

    the cake looks yummy lol great photos!
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  13. tom_bily

    tom_bily

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

    marfella

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

    eva_eva

    beautiful :)

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  16. willdoney

    willdoney

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

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  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.

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  18. vici

    vici

    Good for you! Great article and pics!

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  19. renenob

    renenob

    Thank you for the LOVE!

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  20. 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...
    http://www.flickr.co(…)7049381848/

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  21. renenob

    renenob

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

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  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:
    http://www.lomograph(…)lomowedding

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  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?

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  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.

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  25. superkulisap

    superkulisap

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

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  26. renenob

    renenob

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

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  27. kribamil

    kribamil

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

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