A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Blair deLaubenfels on behalf of Rangefinder magazine, the leading industry magazine for professional wedding and portrait photographers. Blair knew I’d recently added a mirrorless camera to my kit, the Olympus OM-D E-M1, and wanted to chat about how and when I used it for my wedding work. I was thrilled to see the resulting article in the latest Rangefinder magazine when it arrived in the mail this week! I’d sent them a few images, but wasn’t sure if they’d make it in, so it was pretty cool to see an image from Katie and Kraig’s Lenox Hotel wedding used to illustrate the article (I’ll be blogging their fall wedding in the next few weeks).
I told Blair that I love the E-M1 because it’s tiny, super quiet, light to carry, and very discreet. It’s a great third body to have on me during ceremonies – the M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens is equivalent to a 150mm on a 35mm camera and is perfect for long churches where minimal movement is allowed. Or, sometimes I’ll add the 50mm equivalent to have a third focal length so that I’m not switching lenses during a short ceremony. I also use the Oly for all my wedding day macro work; when paired with the M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro it really shines – you can get so close to the rings and other personal details.