Going to the wedding, I want to keep the M9 light so I can also keep my kids in check and mingle with friends without having to worry about my equipment. So after some thinking, I decide on the following:
Engagement ceremony - (held in confined space without too many guests - and, boy, was I wrong about that one) M9 + Zeiss ZM 50/2.0
Church ceremony - M9 + Noctilux for that low-light, magical background rendering, making the most of the church environment
Evening reception - Lots of people, low-light, M9 + 35 Summilux to handle low light and group photos
The biggest challenge, for me, shooting this wedding was the videographer who frequently swoops around the couple with his Canon DSLR, trying to shoot video footage. This is an additional video to the main video camera. I'm sure the photographers (from a different studio) were equally frustrated with him. Sometimes I wonder if the wedding photos / videos are actually more important than the wedding itself.
Well, the final results are posted below. Another confirmation that the M9 is truly a superb equipment that doesn't get in the way like big DSLR would. I hope you like them as much as I do.
One of the better formality shots. My friend, the groom, seems tensed most of the time.
Just as the ceremony finishes, the couple is much more at ease.
The church exit fills with swooping videographer and other photographers.
I struggle with the Noctilux focusing here but the images are not too bad.
I like this candid shot of the groom.
The next couple to be married in November!
I pre-focus the 'Lux to shoot from my waist level. A fun shot of a friend of mine!
An evening formality on stage. I love the contrast and how the backdrop is rendered.
A very happy couple cutting their wedding cake!
A small surprise from the groom who requested his cousin (a singer) to sing a special song for his wife.