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I shot a wedding using an iPhone 11 Pro

Not exactly a professional photographer

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Before I get accused of being misleading, I’d like to clarify that I was not hired as the official photographer. I was just a guest who wanted to take a few snaps and I happened to have the iPhone 11 Pro with me.

I figured these are the types of life events we would all want to capture using our smartphones. Smartphones that promise to deliver quality photos. So I did my best capturing what I could without getting in the way of the official photographer and videographers.

One last note before we proceed, the photos have been resized for faster loading. They also underwent post-processing on VSCO — one of our favorite mobile photo editing apps. Why? Because it’s not a crime to post-process your photos. *gasps*

“No filter” photos are cool and all, but a little post-processing to bring out the images in your vision is not something you should be ashamed of. In fact, it’s part of the whole process.

Okay, I’ve rambled enough. Let’s get to the wedding!

A beautiful venue

The wedding was held at this beautiful little church in Orani, Bataan.

Inside are these wooden fixtures with words taken from the Bible. Specifically 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 which talks about what love is.

 

The wedding’s theme had to do with colors. The guests were specifically asked to not wear black and white. In keeping with the theme, the groom wore this colorful corsage. Also, look at the smile on his face! Dude’s ready to get hitched.

Not long after, the wedding ceremony started. I couldn’t get a clear shot of the bride’s walk to the altar. That’s because I wasn’t trying to be that a**hole that got in the way of the official videographers.

 

The ceremony proceeded without any hitches. The mass took longer than I would like but hey, it’s their day and I’m just blessed to be witness to it.

That’s the official photographer right there

I was seated fairly close to the altar but not close enough to get shots without using the digital zoom. This is one of those days that I wish I had the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom or the Huawei P30 Pro with me. I used both for a good chunk this year, and I could have used the zoom on this event.

That said, the digital zoom on the iPhone 11 Pro isn’t that bad. I still managed to catch the kiss!

What a lovely sight! 😍

The wedding wrapped up so it was time for some commemorative photos. Here’s the bride and groom with some of the principal sponsors.

Now, here they are with the groomsmen and the bridesmaids.

You know what’s next? The reception!

A lovely view

The reception was held at Vista Tala still in Orani, Bataan. It’s a resort and recreational park that’s home to a stunning view.

Over to the right of the reception venue is a view of the mountains of Zambales. It’s breathtaking.

Moving closer to the reception venue, you’ll see front and center the initials of the newly-weds in this nicely decorated spot.

Before entering, guests are encouraged to write a message for the couple.

Moving even closer, you’ll see the cake. Yes, that whole thing is edible.

After a bit of a delay, the newly-weds arrived dancing and we got the party started.

Resuming the program, the groom’s father and the bride’s mother gave their messages for the couple.

 

After a wardrobe change, the two shared their first dance as a married couple.

We were then treated to a quick game between the two. It was a just a little quiz about who wakes up earlier and who does most of the chores. They were mostly in agreement. I think. 😂

I might have gotten the events mixed up at this point, but we finally got to the cake cutting.

Lastly, they shared a toast, thanking everyone who came to their very special day.

Capturing moments

You can argue that you can take these shots with any of the other flagships released in 2019. I even mentioned how I hoped I had those with better zoom capabilities with me.

What I enjoyed with the iPhone 11 Pro is its size — 5.8″ display, give or take 6.2″ footprint — made it really easy to hold it in one hand while taking photos. Also, I thought the color reproduction was mostly accurate making it easier to post-process and make the photos look the way I want them to despite using only a mobile photo editing app.

Lastly, I didn’t let the photo-taking get in the way of being in the moment. Which is why there are no food photos here because I was really into that moment and completely forgot to take snaps.

Hope you guys liked what I shared here and please do share the moments you like capturing too. Here’s one more photo of the newly-weds to cap this thing off.

SEE ALSO: Professional photographer captures stunning images with the iPhone 11 Pro Max

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