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Photographer Spotlight – Greg Lumley of Greg Lumley Photography

August 27, 2010 | christy

Top photographer Greg Lumley is part of an amazing network of South African photographers whose careers have skyrocketed in the last few years. (Check out our post from last Friday to see more). His images are fresh, innovative and just plain fabulous. Were honored to have the opportunity promote his work and to bring you a little insight into what makes Greg stand out in the world of wedding photography.??

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

??Junebug: How did you become a wedding photographer?

Greg: By mistake actually I started my career focusing on fashion photography and after several years of shooting I happened to shoot some weddings and loved it. Even though Ive been shooting for over seven years, I still practice constantly and I stay educated on the latest topics in my field.

 

??Junebug: What is your favorite moment or tradition at photograph at a wedding?

Greg: I dont really have one particular moment that I like the most. I get moved by a lot of things, seeing a man who looks strong enough to lift a truck in tears, a couple looking at each other with total joy and happiness.

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

??Junebug: What’s your favorite camera and lens?

Greg: The Canon 5D with my 70 to 200 mm

 

??Junebug: Do you shoot film, digital or both?

Greg: All digital

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

??Junebug: What adjectives best describe your wedding photography style?

Greg: Dramatic, fun, artistic, and relaxed.

 

??Junebug: Your site has some really show stopping images including a whole collection of amazing cigar shots. What inspired you to create those images?

Greg: To be honest, Jerry Ghionis. I saw this great cigar shot of his and it inspired me to play with the concept.

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

Junebug: Do you have any special advice that you like to give couples before their wedding?

Greg: Ive never seen a wedding that didnt work out and Ive photographed lots of them. So, I say dont worry, get married.
To find lots of tips from Greg on how to get great wedding photos just visit this link.

 

??Junebug: If you were planning a wedding, what flavor of wedding cake would you choose?

Greg: Well, actually I am getting married soon and were having rich vanilla and of course chocolate I am not an icing fan but I do love a good cake!

 

??Junebug: Best wishes to both of you! Thats great news. On that note, do you have some details about your wedding planning that you would like to share?

Greg: I can tell you that the main color weve chosen is purple because my fiancée has spent hours in the Junebug Image Gallery gathering purple photos for our color scheme. Both of us are party animals and were excited to have all our friends get down with us, so weve booked DJ René for our music, hes epic.

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

??Junebug: Whats your favorite wedding location to photograph in South Africa?

Greg: Molenvliet, its the one place where I can get a shot above a vineyard.

 

??Junebug: What makes you give yourself a mental high five?

Greg: When a bride and groom get excited about the photography process and they start to collaborate with me. I will bend over backwards to do anything for a couple who wants to co-create images. As long as it doesnt hurt my equipment, I know my body will heal.

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

??Junebug: Other than photography what has inspired you recently?

Greg: I’ve always loved quirky films! My whole life is influenced by films and lighting some of my favorite flicks are Snatch, Gross Point Blank, the Alien series, Red October,  and There’s Something About Mary. I also love ice hockey.

 

??Junebug: Whats the best advice you’ve ever received about being an artist?

Greg: Dont worry unnecessarily and never try to keep up with the Joneses in your personal or professional life. Focus on being the best you can be and reaching your own potential.

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

 

wedding photo by South African wedding photographer Greg Lumley

Thank you so much Greg! To learn more about Greg Lumley Photography, please visit his website, blog and Junebug Member Brochure.

 

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  1. Incredible photos!

  2. These are all so stunning, but my favorite is the one of the bride sitting down while she is surrounded by all those twinkling lights! Gorgeous photos!!

  3. I just found this blog – it’s the best collection of wedding photography I’ve ever seen.

  4. Your photographs amazed me, especially the 11th one. The looks of the blue sky and rocky mountain is unimaginable. Who would believe that this idea for wedding photo will be so natural! I suppose we forgot that we are kids of nature. Lovely. Just to let you know, your photos will be on my desktop. Hope I would see such unique photos integrated with the nature at my daughter’s wedding too. The Wedding Video Sydney based company that we hired has made astonished photos that amazed me as well. Very creative and inspirational.

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