First wedding dance at NJK

Last Saturday I photographed a wedding for a fantastic fine bridal couple Annukka and Kalle both residing in Helsinki, Finland. It was throughout the 90 guests invited to the wedding and celebration held at the Yacht Club NJK near the Port of Helsinki.

It really paid off to have two photographers at the wedding and the couple can enjoy more pictures and some pictures with some cool effects like in this post of the first wedding dance.

My assistant and photographer Johan Rosén was behind the wedding the couple in this picture, and he hold up two flashes and a camera that was mounted on a tripod. Two Canon Speedlite 580EX II were connected to a Pocket Wizard (receiver). In the same bracket as the flashes was mounted, we had also mounted a Canon 20D with a 28 mm Canon f/1.8 lens. The camera, in turn, was linked to the same PW as the flash lights. (The flashes output set to 1 / 64 and the camera to f / 5.6 to ISO 800.)

On the opposite side of the flash setup, I stood and photographed. On my Canon 5D, I had a Pocket Wizard mounted, and while I took a pictures I also triggered both flashes and also the camera in same time.

It was the first time I tried this solution but we took some test shots the evening before the wedding shooting so we know that it would work. It was also possible do this kind of setups when you are not alone during the weddingday.

Come back soon to my blog and check out for more posts and photos of the couple from other occasions.

annukka front light First wedding dance at NJK

annukka back light First wedding dance at NJK

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Robert HammarRobert Hammar is a international award winning wedding photographer based in Helsinki Vantaa Finland. Wedding photography service with an studio on location world wide.View all posts by Robert Hammar →

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