Darnell & Belinda get married!

Yesterday we shot Darnell & Belinda's wedding. They were a great couple to work with. Together 7 years and still very much in love. The location was simply beautiful! We love shooting outside whenever we can to so it was great that they had their ceremony outside.

Please enjoy this sneak peak!

Michael.


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Review this.

I'm not one to review things but I thought this would be a good time to start. We recently purchased a Sigma 70-200mm 2.8. I'm not going to go into super technical things here just to warn you.

The pros:

1 - Good build. You feel like your using a well made lens.
2 - Has a tripod mount on the lens which is helpful for tripod use.
3 - Quick, internal focusing and zooming. The lens stays the same length 100% of the time. The focus ring is on the end and is large making it easy to use. Manual focus with this lens is easier than most.
4 - Price. This lens is about 1k less than the Nikon/Canon equivalent.
5 - Sharp @ 2.8. This lens is much sharper than I thought it would be. Much better than my other two zooms, which was expected.
6 - Range. This lens has incredible range allowing you to get some great shots that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
7 - Because of the constant f2.8 and the range, this lens is an ideal lens for weddings and portraits.


The cons:

1 - I had to pay for it. Not that bad considering I saved so much over the alternative.
2 - Weight. You need to work out in order to use this lens. This lens is just over 3lbs. It feels like more being that its on the front of your camera. You need a big body to help compensate meaning a canon rebel(for example) would make it very difficult to use.
3 - Having just one. Melissa and I will surely be fighting over this thing, lol. Luckily we have a 85mm 1.8 which is a favorite of mine.
4 - Obviously this isn't the Nikon/Canon version. Those lenses will yield better results by comparison. Also, they offer image stabilization which is helpful with a long lens.
5 - While the focus is quick you will have trouble with subjects moving toward you. I'm referring to children with my experience. There tends to be some trouble with most lenses with this from my experience. It would be wise to us Continuous Focus function on your camera to combat this.

I also wanted to post a couple pictures for you to see. This are random shots taken at our home.


Michael.





Woops!

So you've already probably noticed that our blog doesn't look like it was supposed to. We apologize and we'll probably be getting a new design!

Michael.

Duane & Leigh get married!

Duane & Leigh! Awesome wedding. Awesome people. Great wedding party. Great DJ. Enjoy the preview!

If you haven't had the chance to vote for us please do! We are up for Best of Philly - Wedding Photographers! http://myfoxphilly.cityvoter.com/m2-photography/biz/372102

Michael.

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Michael & Amy get married!

So after our wedding on Saturday we had to hurry home to prepare for Michael & Amy's wedding. Amy is by far the calmest bride we've ever worked with! The wedding was full of suprises from a wicked storm where a funnel cloud formed less than a mile away to frequent power outages. There was even more than that but you have to check out the preview =0).

and of course - P.S. We are still up for Best of Philly Wedding Photographers so please vote for us! You can cast your vote at http://myfoxphilly.cityvoter.com/m2-photography/biz/372102

Michael.

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Matt & Kristin get married!

This weekend was busier than most for us. We shot 2 weddings and the first was with Matt & Kristin. They are a special couple with awesome family and friends! They sure know how to have fun to. Thank you to all of you who were there, Melissa and I will NOT forget how much fun we had!

P.S. If you haven't had a chance please vote for us for Best of Philly - Wedding Photographers!! We appreciate your support! http://myfoxphilly.cityvoter.com/m2-photography/biz/372102



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Matt & Jen

Hey all! Yesterday we shot Matt & Jen's wedding up in Carlisle, Pa at an awesome venue called Two Mile House. We took pictures of Matt & Jen last year for their engagement pictures and we knew immediately that they would be awesome to work with. I think the best way to describe their wedding is organized chaos.

We had a blast working with them and can't wait to get their pictures done. Matt & Jen, thank you, you are AWESOME!

Please enjoy a sneak peak of their day.

P.S. We are still up for Best of Philly Wedding Photographers so please vote for us! You can cast your vote at http://myfoxphilly.cityvoter.com/m2-photography/biz/372102


Michael.
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