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Before I ventured forth into this genre of photography, I’d been only to a handful of weddings in my life. Four, perhaps five. Maybe more, but equally perhaps less. This year sees my eight hundredth photographic witnessing of a wedding. And, as I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, one of the most rewarding facets of covering weddings is life experience in terms of cultural adventure. Whilst travelling abroad to shoot weddings as a destination photographer can be the icing on a five tiered traditional stack cake, I never forget that living in a multi cultural society gifts me the opportunity to experience breadth of diversity in terms of wedding photography without having to search for my passport. It’s also interesting how close you’re allowed to get to the action when venturing beyond the walls of a reasonably conservative CofE attitude when it comes to cameras. This is an image from London’s Russian Orthodox Church of the Dormition. Close, respectfully so, but equally able to story tell from an angle that doesn’t see me banished to the back.

Shot data: focal length 50mm, f1.2, 1/125, ISO 250

A wedding picture from the Russian Orthodox church in London

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