Micro Wedding Photography in Ubud — Zoli & Reni
It was a fine day for Zoli and Reni. At the same time, it’s a great pleasure for me to be part of their micro wedding photography team. They choose simplicity as their main wedding concept. But remember, simple doesn’t mean bad at all.
Sometimes we don’t need that fancy wedding decors, when all the beauty have provided by the nature. Furthermore, they rely on the intimacy in between them with friends and family. Which they come together with a warm heart to celebrate Zoli and Reni micro wedding.
These beautiful micro wedding was held in Omah Apik, Pejeng. A villa with rustic style which I love so much. In addition, it has magnificent paddy field view. You will see the greenery backdrop from side to side.
And once you come here, you’ll thrilled by the peaceful nuance of the nature. There’s harmony between the sound of water, the birdsong, the breeze and warm sun light.
Omah Apik located in northern east of Ubud. Probably just about 10-15 minutes if you’re going from central of Ubud. The villa itself stand in between the locals Balinese house. You’ll see the classic and cultural village life along the way to the villa. So heart warming.
Micro Wedding Photography: Behind the Lens
Well, actually it’s the first time for me to shooting a micro wedding just by my self. So I don’t use any additional second shooter for this one. There are some reason of course. Firstly, it’s only a micro wedding so I can handle all the things around just alone. Then I don’t need to spend more budget to hire a second shooter. That’s a bonus.
Second, It would be easier for me to do the selection in the post processing. I can focus to select the whole images that only taken from my own cameras.
But shooting with second shooter doesn’t mean it not necessary. We could get some benefit. Such as more coverage on the wedding area. Then we could ask them to focus in getting some specific things or moments. It suitable for a larger wedding with many guess.
The Gear I Use to Shoot the Wedding
I use my lovely duo Nikon camera that time. One is Nikon D750 with 35mm lens and the other one is Nikon D700 with 85mm. As you can see that I use the D750 for a wide shoot then the D700 only for close portrait shoot.
Those duo might seems to be little far by its features. The D700 is quite old considering the age since its release. But it’s still quite handy to capture some micro wedding photography session. It’s still have power and image quality that I need. I love the way its render the colours.
On the other hands, my Nikon D750 is just powerful as its designed to be. It’s has a great focus performance, 7 frame per second, low light killer, and little noise. The colour render might be quite different with the old D700, but I can fix those in post process.
The Style of Shooting
Photo journalism has been my style of shooting for quite some times. I love to capture the on going dynamic on the wedding day. When I got the dynamic very well, it could turn into timeless appeal wedding photographs.
I did the staging as well. I pose the couple, to hug, kiss or just walk through a path. Most of the time, I get some cool shoot from it. The photos would look more natural. Moreover, it tend to be more personal. I try to expose the couple personality just the way they are.
So that’s all.
May this post will give you some consideration on planning your next micro wedding and the photography session.