Justina and Adam: 8.2.08

View this wedding’s slideshow!

I’ve been really passionate about wedding slideshows this year, but it’s let my blogging lag behind. No more! Expect to see a slew of blogged weddings, engagement sessions and other work in the next few months, and who better to lead off with than the wedding of my cousin Adam! Shooting a wedding for a family member is always a tricky proposition, since it’s almost impossible to properly do the duties of a photographer and the duties of a guest. But in this case it worked out, and I was honored to shoot this wedding on a beautiful Lake Placid day.

Of course, when the groom is your cousin and the best man is your step-brother, you can blog the photos that might not usually make the cut:

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I guess he really liked that pose.

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Justina and her bridesmaids got ready at the sumptuous Mirror Lake Inn. Generally the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is a DX only lens, but I love using it on the D3 in 5:4 mode, which leaves just enough vignetting to be interesting.

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First dance was to the theme from the Godfather.

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Adirondack chairs make great cake toppers!

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The bride cries at the maid-of-honor’s speech.

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Grandma

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The band was my step-father’s own Double Axel, who has been together for more than 35 years. This is 6400 ISO on the D3, not only with no noise reduction but extra sharpening to boot.

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For he's a jolly good groom

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