Rae and I shot my cousin’s wedding this past weekend. We had a full schedule of shooting in multiple locations: Redwood Shores, Los Altos, and San Jose. On one hand, family weddings are good because you know pretty much everybody attending. On the other [photography] hand, they can be bad because you make sure you’ve photographed them all! Though my right hand was certainly beat at the end of the evening, it was worth it — everybody had a great time and the photos speak for themselves.
I borrowed a few lenses from Yuji and Harold. Rae made extensive use of the the 50/1.4 and the 135/2 on the 1D while I used on occasion the 24/3.5 TS-E. The tilt-shift lens can be difficult to use, but you can’t beat the results. I’m going to have to invest in the 24/50/90 TS-E lenses one of these days. Similarly, the 135/2 is an awesome telephoto prime which produces such lovely bokeh. As for the 50/1.4, I borrowed it because my copy is broken. Apparently, there’s a pin in the micro-USM motor which can be easily snapped. Gotta get it sent in for service at Horizon in Union City!
Big thanks out to Rae and my Mom for assisting in the wedding shoot, helping with lens selection, people posing, and backup shooting. I’m pretty happy with the way the photos turned out this weekend. Check them out for yourself!