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Andy Saywell
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Hello. I'm Andy, a wedding photographer specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography.
Hello. I'm Andy, a wedding photographer specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography.

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A quick look at a recent behind the scenes #photoshoot using the #Fujifilm XT2, #23mm f2, #50mm f2 and the #50-140mm f2.8.

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Wedding at Mapperley Farm in Derbyshire - Jenny and Sean were married at the beautiful venue that is Mapperley Farm (http://www.mapperleyfarm.co.uk/)

My Day started with the girls getting ready at Jenny and Sean's house not too far away from me. When I got there the girls were pretty much ready to go! I managed to get a few getting ready shots before we all had to rush to leave!

The ceremony was held in a converted old barn, and we had lovely windows on one side of the room which looked beautiful but for us photographers it does pose its challenges; it's so important to not blow out the highlights on anything close to the window whilst also making sure that we retain detail in the shadows. I had everything crossed that the strong sun would go in for when Jenny walked down the aisle... but it didn't and I managed to retain a great deal of detail in the files and they have come up looking lovely!

All the images were captured using 2x Fujifilm XT2s, 16mm f1.4, 23mm f2, 50mm f2 and the 50-140mm f2.8.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Lincoln; or https://www.saywellhq.co.uk/jennyandsean for a small selection of wedding photos at Mapperley Farm.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at Mapperley Farm in Derby - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Fuji GFX and Off Camera Flash using the Cactus VII triggers - Finally got my hands on the new Cactus triggers, updated the firmware and have been having a quick play with them on the GFX.

All works superbly well!

The new Cactus V6 2, automatically detects the camera system (Fuji for me!) so no more having to setup the triggers.

I also purchased a couple of Cactus RF60x speedlights / flash guns to go with the new trigger. They needed a firmware update to get working with the new TTL and HSS options for Fujifilm.

The shot below was taken with the GFX at SS = 125. AP = F4 and the ISO = 50. I fired off five shots with the flashes set to TTL and all exposed correctly and consistently. For this shot I did use a ND filter to help me get to the GFX flash sync speed.

Now the triggers can do High Speed Sync or HSS - and I need to try this out a lot more before I make up my mind if its worth using HSS as you do lose a lot of power when you go above your camera's sync speed. I will do some testing at some point with two flashes point at me rather than one - as my initial tests looks like a single flash is out of power (not registering in the image) at around 320th of a second; maybe they will do a monolight at some stage?

The main reason for me was to have OCF with my Fuji system (both my GFX and my XT2s) and I'm pleased to say that Cactus have done a great job!



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Wedding at Fieldhead Hotel - Sandy and Nick were married at the Fieldhead hotel in Markfield, Leicester.

My day started with Sandy and her bridesmaids getting ready, before Nick arrived in the new Focus RS - which looked awesome in panther black

Nick was all calm and jokey until the music started for Sandy coming down the isle...

Nick and Sandy are a great couple and you can see they are perfect for each other, I wish them all the best as they start their new journey together.

All the images were captured using 2x Fujifilm XT2's, 1x Fujifilm XPRO 2, 16mm f1.4, 23mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 16-55 f2.8 and the 50-140mm f2.8.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Lincoln; or www.saywellhq.co.uk/sandyandnick for a small selection of wedding photos at the Fieldhead Hotel in Leicester.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at the Fieldhead Hotel - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at Kelham House - Lee-Anne and Mark were married not too far from me at Kelham House near Newark.

The day started for me with the Bride, Maid of Honour and close family members getting ready, everyone was nice and relaxed and there was a great vibe.

The ceremony was a quick one; in and and no messing, Lee-Anne and Mark had planned and wanted it to be this way, they hired me to not make a fuss of them, to shoot the day as it happened whether good or bad. I love shooting weddings this way, it gives me so much freedom and it also means that the guests know that they are not going to get pounced on for a cheesy photo that no-one is going to like!

All the images were captured using 1x Fujifilm Xpro2, 1x Fujifilm XT2 along with 10-24mm F4, 16-55mm F2.8, 23mm f1.4 and the Epic 56mm F1.2.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Lincoln; or www.saywellhq.co.uk/leeanneandmark for a small selection of wedding photos at Kelham House.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at Kelham House Nottingham - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at Village Hotel Nottingham - Claire and Martin were married at the Village Hotel Nottingham late last year in one of the large reception rooms.

I'd met both Claire and Martin around 6 weeks before the big day and I could see straight away that they are perfect for each other, I get to see many happy couples, but these two - a perfect match.

Many of the family and friends had travelled from far distances to be with the happy couple - and I'm sure they would all agree it was a very special day.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Lincoln; or https://www.saywellhq.co.uk/claireandmartin for more wedding photos at Village Hotel Nottingham.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at Village Hotel Nottingham - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at St Wilfrid's Church Kelham - A few weeks ago I had a great time photographing the wedding of Caroline and Matt who were married in the small church within the grounds of Kelham Country Park.

This was the first time I have photographed at St Wilfrid's Church and I have to say that the Reverend Georgie and the Church warden Philip were great to me on the day and let me go about my business - this despite the stories if previous wedding photographers who had gone against their wishes.

Once the religious ceremony and official documents had been signed, we headed off to the camp site! Oh Yes! The wedding was held on the same weekend as the VW festival Vanjamboree!

It truly was a unique wedding and I wish Caroline, Matt and Ruby all the best as a newly married family.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Lincoln; or www.saywellhq.co.uk/carolineandmatt for more wedding photos at St Wilfrid's Church Kelham.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at Kelham - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at Hoveringham Village Hall - Not too long ago I had an amazing time photographing the wedding of Sarah and Jack which was held at Hoveringham Village Hall.

The wedding reception was held in the garden of Jack's parents in a mahoosive marque!

I have some great memories from the day, despite me having to get changed twice due to the pooring rain..... But we managed to capture some really good images, my favourites being the first dance photos.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings or www.saywellhq.co.uk/sarahandjack for more wedding photos at Hoveringham Village Hall and garden marque.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at Hoveringham Village Hall.- please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at Newark Castle - Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the #wedding of Nat and Tom. The wedding ceremony was held at the Newark Registry Office at the heart of Newark Castle.

I'd met Nat and Tom a few weeks before when we met to grab a few pre wedding photos down by Victoria Embankment in Nottingham.

After the wedding ceremony we all headed off to have the wedding reception at Hoveringham Village Hall.

Please visit www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings or www.saywellhq.co.uk/natandtom for more wedding photos at the Newark Registry Office and Hoveringham Village Hall.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at the Newark Registry Office or Hoveringham Village Hall.- please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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Wedding at The Folly Farmhouse in Mackworth Derby - Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the #wedding of Emma and John which was held at the Folly which is part of the Farmhouse in Mackworth, Derby.

What a beautiful couple and family - really great day!

Have to also mention the venue who were great towards me and more importantly the happy couple!

Please visit http://www.saywellhq.co.uk for more weddings or http://www.saywellhq.co.uk/emmaandjohn for more wedding photos at the Folly.

If you are interested in Wedding Photography at The Folly Farmhouse - please get in touch!

Andy

Fujifilm Wedding Photographer

Specialising in candid, natural, relaxed and unposed documentary wedding photography
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