View Full Version : Two Hearts Become One
02-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Sorry I've been away for so long, but want to share the amazing event of my daughter's wedding on Jan 25th. This is probably my fav of the ones I took, that day and unfortunately my upload space here is at its limit. I know what most of you think of links to other places, but I'll offer this one in case anyone's interested in seeing more. Many thanks for checking this out... it was an awesome day.
Here's the link:
02-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Went and looked and come back very impressed. Terrific portraits both in quality and imagination. Congratulations on the event and the photography. Thanks for sharing.
02-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Good to see you back, my friend!
I can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding... I'll definitely give them a look as soon as I can. They look so happy.
02-05-2008, 07:15 PM
billy, i am honestly very impressed.
i think i had almost just started thinking of you as mostly a photoshop gimic kind of guy. boy, was i wrong. those are some very solid shots.
02-06-2008, 12:00 AM
I just had a look at the photographs, it looked like a fantastic day and your daughter looked radiant.
You did an excellent job of catching the happiness.
Thanks for sharing.
02-06-2008, 01:31 AM
Billy, your pictures are so good!...Made me go all misty-eyed.
It's good to have you back Bill......I hope we see a little more of you.
02-06-2008, 01:43 AM
Many thanks guys for the comments, encouragement and congratulations. Again, sorry to have to post a link, but also thanks for bearing with that and checking out the rest of the pix. Mel and Arthur have flown back to Montreal where they will live their new lives together. We will miss her deeply, but that she is settled and with someone who cares for her as much as he does makes us incredibly happy, as does being part of such an amazing family. Their Belgian wedding was an awesome event that we`ll all treasure the rest of our lives.
And thanks also for the welcome back... great to see you`re still around!!
Cheers & hugs, BB
02-06-2008, 07:48 AM
Great shots. The lighting looks perfect to me. Can you tell us a little bit about the equiptment you used.
02-06-2008, 08:45 AM
I shot on film up to very recently and all these were taken with a Canon 5D. That massive sensor just grabs all the detail and I find it breathtaking... as long as you have enough light to avoid even a molecule of camera shake, you can count the hairs in every shot when you zoom in to 100%. The closeup shots were done with a Canon 100 mm macro which doubles beautifully as a portrait lens, the rest were done with my original standard 28-80 zoom. I actually decided on the 5D so I could use all my existing lenses with their correct focal length. I also used their top model hotshoe flash which performed very well, and I just left most of the shots on Program mode as I had little time to mess with settings. What I did do, which surprised me how well it worked, was I left the ISO speed at 800. This gave me bags of shutter speed reserve, even when shooting inside to get some ambient light mixed in with the flash. The Canon lets you shoot high speed with virtually no noticable grain. Awesome piece of kit!
I hope this helps!
It seems like I've been away for so long! These are simply lovely!
03-30-2008, 09:24 AM
That is a great series of photos Billy. I especially like the cake and mirror shots. Very impressive.
03-30-2008, 01:53 PM
Hey Will! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out the wedding pix. I have to say it was really cool not to have the responsibility of being the main shooter so I could lay back and enjoy taking whatever happened to fall in my lap. The guy we hired took over 600 and the kids had a pretty daunting task boiling that down to 150 for the official album. Don't know which ones they've chosen yet... hope there's nothign too embarrassing of me!!
03-30-2008, 01:56 PM
Ette, it is SO nice to hear from you after so long. Thanks for looking in and for digging the pictures of an amazing event that we'll never forget. BTW, when was the last time you checked your PMs??
03-30-2008, 02:03 PM
Great ones, Billy !!! Love these.
I also like this photo, I assume you only used ambient light (being the candles your only source of light, right? )
03-30-2008, 02:17 PM
Hi Josť, and nice to hear from you too! I actually used a of of flash, and found the 5D flash system really coped well when used with aperture priority, making a nice balance between ambient and flash lighting. Of course with the cake shot I turned it off. As I only recently switched from film, I was REALLY happy with the fact I could change ISO speed on the fly... and like I mentioned above, the camera did a great job at 800 ISO, even on the outdoor shots. The high speed indoors meant I could get low ambient light colors (like with the dance pictures) with a reasonably fast flash sync shutter speed. I'm still learning the differences between film and digital, but am totally glad I made the change... especially before the wedding!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the link!!
03-30-2008, 02:45 PM
BB, these are wonderful. I love the one in the mirror. Who is that in the picture above the mirror?
03-30-2008, 03:00 PM
Hey Monnie! This is so like old times!!
The couple above the mirror is actually Claire and Laurent who married several years ago and I was the main shooter at their wedding. I was totally stressed out as it was a dismal day and working with film I didn't have a clue how my exposures were working out. In the end, the shots turned out beautifully, and I made a gift of the job and they were totally chuffed. I did one job after that but from now on, every wedding I go to I'm going to ENJOY for a change. Life is too short to work as a wedding photographer for your friends!!!
Thank you so much Monnie for taking the time to look and comment!
09-01-2008, 11:05 AM
This is such a beautiful image, Bill. their joy and love for each other is plain to see. You've taken a beautiful shot, one which they will treausre for all time.
09-01-2008, 11:20 AM
Hey Jannie! Thanks for bringing this back! Do you think I should post any from the church wedding here?? Don`t know if I remeber how to do it, but will def give it a try... can`t wait to see if any old buddies are still around. So watch this space!! Hugs 2U!
09-01-2008, 11:24 AM
BillyBoy. You may not remember me but I loved your work and miss seeing it. Welcome back.
09-01-2008, 02:08 PM
Hi Bill, Of course you should, they're all beautiful! You won't have forgotten how. I'm sure some of them will be! Hugs to you, too.
09-01-2008, 02:50 PM
BillyBoy. You may not remember me but I loved your work and miss seeing it. Welcome back.
Polly, of course I remember you... and that's made up my mind. Don't go away, I'll see if I can get something uploaded here. I swear though, I forget what resolution to use... I'll give it a try! Thanks for the kind reminder.
09-01-2008, 03:04 PM
Don't know if I can post a picture in a comment, but I'll give it a try. When i've got some time, I'll add some more from this series to my gallery and make a proper post or two.
In the meantime... Mel & Art did their sequel church wedding in Montreal on August 16th, totally different from the municipal ceremony in Brussels. Gorgeous church, the oldest in Montreal. The whole event was amazing and of course, dad took about 400 pics, mostly with his new toy... EF 16-35LII (awesome... never want to take it off!)
Hope to have a link soon for anyone who's interested in more pics, but here's what I think so far is my fav... a split second moment during a quiet part of the ceremony... brings a wee tear to me eye every time I look...
Hope the attachment works!
09-01-2008, 03:08 PM
Great photo! Lucky them to be gorgeous, have a gorgeous church, and a fab photographer. Can't beat that trifecta! :)
Good to see you back.
09-01-2008, 03:17 PM
Hey Deirdre! Cool to see you're still around...
Yeah, they're gorgeous. Didn't need a fab photographer, the pictures just took themselves.
Thanks so much for making me feel good about being back!!
09-01-2008, 03:23 PM
Hey, this is fun!
Here's another one... off to Art's stag party in this awesome Navigator limo packed with a bunch of testosterone filled Italian stags. totally Saturday Night Fever!!
Nobody got handcuffed naked to a dog sled in the Yukon (rats!), but it was a wicked night out... crashed to bed at a respectable 5AM with some solid memories.
09-01-2008, 05:43 PM
These are looking really good, Bill.
5.00 a.m. you say? That's a good one!
09-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Beautiful picture of your beautiful daughter in the beautiful church - you must really be the proud Dad.
The other pic is good too - BUT - a car load of testosterone filled Italian stags!!! Just about the last thing I want to see I can assure you.
09-02-2008, 07:25 AM
Super shots !!! Your daughter is beautiful and she looks so very happy.
Nice to see you again, you've been missed my friend..........
09-02-2008, 07:44 AM
Was so hopping you were still around. Thank you so much for the compliments and for missing your BB.
Yes, they are so totally happy, and I should make a separate post so the quality comes out better. So keep a lookout!
And btw, your avatar rocks!!
Hugs to you,
09-02-2008, 08:16 AM
Billy!! OMG How are you????? Man, we miss you around here.
Your images from your daughter's wedding are beautiful...keep 'em coming......and keep posting.
Don't be a stranger!
09-02-2008, 08:35 AM
OK Ruth, you convinced me. So nice to see your avatar again and feel your smiles.
I'm gonna make a proper post now with 3 pics (can I do that? Don't remember...) so the quality will be better. No need to comment again, I'm just happy you're looking.
I'll eventually have a link to the rest of the pics like last time and when I do, I'll give you a heads-up.
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