Good men, best men, bestest man!

I was fortunate enough to be asked to be one of the best men at my Very good friends wedding.  So I thought it would be a good idea to have my camera handy with me.  Now I’m in NO way a wedding photographer.  I think it’s a skill all on its own.  Not only do you have to know how to take awesome photographs and think on the spot, but you also have to know how to deal with different kinds of people and also HOW to direct people.  All of which I’m pretty terrible at.  I was also asked to give a bit of a speech…For 150 of their guests.  Public speaking is another skill Im yet to conquer.  How did it go?  Well it didn’t kill me.  So my mind was pre occupied with that, instead of composing great photographs.  So when I needed to I just cranked the ISO up, hence why alot of the photographs are grainy.  I HATE using my on camera flash as it just blows all shadows out and leaves me with a boring flat image.  Whereas when I crank the ISO I may get grainy images but personally I feel it brings out the mood of the moment.  A flash gun would be ideal, but alas, they are too expensive for me and I’m a big believer in using what you have.  This is all I had. But it was indeed a beautiful occasion and it really did deserve to be recorded.  

The photographer, who had the privilege of shooting this wedding, was Joletta-Luise Els and I have had the pleasure of seeing her in action in another wedding before.  She was really fantastic.  She was really flexible, went with the flow and her images are truly are fantastic.  Check out her amazing work at

So here is THE day for Warren and Tamlyn Cox.  Congratulations guys, it was a beautiful wedding and even though I know you guys are going to have an amazing life together, I still wish you all the best! X

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2 thoughts on “Good men, best men, bestest man!

  1. I love the pictures, Matt! I especially love the last one with Tam and her dad – I think you captured such a special moment right there.

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