We all worry about the weather on our wedding day, frequently checking our weather app in the final week hoping for no forecast of rain that could dampen our special day. But we live in Melbourne, where rain often comes from nowhere on the sunniest of days. On this day, for Tim and Jess' wedding, the reverse was true. The forecast was for 42 degrees and so we prayed for rain, lots of it.
When I turned up at the groom's house on the Saturday morning to photograph the groomsmen getting ready, it was already hot. I came prepared with an eski full of ice and a dozen bottles of water. Tim and his groomsmen were getting their suits on in air conditioned comfort which made taking the preparation photos very comfortable, but when we popped outside for a group photo, all I heard was a synonymous "whoa..."Read More
GoPro's aren't traditionally associated with wedding videography. It's a waterproof action camera and we don't normally see much action or water at a wedding. It does shoot 4K video at 60fps though, which is very handy. Having never used a GoPro before, I was surprised at how small and unobstrusive these cameras are. I could put one on the registry table, at the altar, in the bridal bouquet, one in the best man's pocket - you get the idea.
I was hoping these cameras would be some sort of miniature DSLR capable of producing great videos and photos but at a fraction of the cost. That wasn't to be, but where it excels significantly is its abiity to get up close and personal, to achieve those raw, authentic shots - the type of footage you don't want to edit, but just keep as is for the memories.Read More