Complete wedding with the Fuji X Pro 1

Todays blog post is a little different from usual, being aimed at fellow photographers. Below I’ve posted a few images from a complete wedding with the Fuji X Pro 1 camera. I’ve tried to keep away from the technical details, so hopefully everyone can enjoy the photos.

The Fuji X Pro 1 is a relatively new camera, that is increasing in popularity, especially with documentary wedding photographers due to its small size and amazing image quality. The camera does have a few quirks, but as already mentioned, I’m not getting into technical with this post, and will let the images speak for themselves instead, which is my way 🙂

The first complete wedding I shot using the Fuji X Pro 1 was Lydia and Michael’s, the perfect wedding opportunity as it was a lovely small intimate wedding. A relaxed affair, without some of the more ‘usual’ aspects such as 1st dance. Being unobtrusive was of paramount importance, and I think this little camera helped me achieve that. 

I used the X Pro 1 at this wedding alongside my trusty Canon 5d Mark III, and I would say about a 3rd of the images handed to Lydia and Michael were shot with the X Pro 1, nearly all using the 35mm lens (approx 50mm equivalent).

There are lots of reviews and blog posts online that look at this camera, and most of the things you read are true. I would not be confident using it for the fast action aspects of the wedding day such as the bride coming down the aisle (fast aspects in wedding photography terms!) as the auto focus is not good enough. But this camera has made me slow down, and consider my framing more, it is a joy to use. During the reception, I can put my large Canon to the side, and mingle with the guests with my Fuji….its easy to forget I’m not a guest myself!

*Update – a selection of images from Vietnam with the Xpro1 can be found here.

If you have any questions, let me know.  A complete blog post from Michael and Lydias wedding (featuring a few images from my Canon), will be here soon.

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

X Pro 1 Complete wedding

12 thoughts on “Complete wedding with the Fuji X Pro 1”

  1. Great work Adam. I’ve recently bought the XP1 with street photography and documentary wedding photos in mind – so far loving every minute!

  2. Wonderful photography. Thanks for sharing your experince. I use the X Pro 1 for the same reasons. Althouh you might be suprise to know that I also realky using it during the wild dancing towards the end of the day when the lights goes off… In manual focus mode. I loce the rich black and whites you have here. Is it out of the csnera or did you tweaked it post production?

  3. Thanks for the comments guys…Paul I tend to use the optical viewfinder all the time, not too keen on the EVF, and it drains the battery fairly quick I think

    Charles, thanks for the tip re the dancing, I’ll give that a go (although there was no dancing at this wedding)….B&Ws applied in Lightroom along with my Canon files

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  5. Hi there Adam,
    Great photographs. Congratulations.
    I’d like to ask two questions, not necessarily concerning the Fuji X Pro 1, but regarding more your workflow.
    I’ve noticed you shot a lot B&W pictures. Do you deliver them in B&W to the clients or do you deliver both (colour and B&W)? And how many imagens will you shoot on a normal wedding day and how many will be deliveres to the bride and groom?
    Cheers!

    Hugo

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