Here is a selection of prints from my most recent wedding. The couple actually had the ceremony on the beach in Hawaii. These photos are from the hometown ceremony/reception which was held in a hotel ballroom. I offered to shoot the ceremony in Hawaii for free if they got me there 8) The hotel ballroom was a challenge because it wasn't very exciting of a location, and there was crap that I didn't really want in the background everywhere: electrical sockets, exit signs, fire extinguishers, room dividers, etc... At the same time it was really dim, so I wanted to have a little extra DOF because it was hard to focus. They blew all their money in Hawaii, so the budget was bare bones, which meant no assistant or fancy lighting set-ups. The film is Kodak Portra BW 400 shot at ISO 160. The camera is a Pentax 67II; 165mm lens on the first two pics, and 90mm on the rest. All pics were shot using a tripod and a Vivitar 285HV flash off camera. The scans are from 8x10 Arista pearl RC. The banquet table was only out about four feet from the wall, and the ceiling was too high to bounce, so I had to live with the shadows. On this one I have placed them about ten feet from the wall, but I still got a shadow. I didn't compensate for the groom's height! Who knows, maybe my arm wouldn't stretch high enough anyway. Tired of worrying about shadows, I moved them out into the middle of the room. An assistant would have been nice here. To help posing the ladies so the legs are all the same. Also maybe would have spotted waiter in the background on the right. Maybe I can burn him out.