Curiosity is part of what makes a good photographer. Curiosity is what keeps a fresh eye to the camera… bored photographers don’t see as much. ;0)
This little catch at Castaway was a break in the long and hard part of the wedding day… the part of the day where you and your love have to stand in line for the formal group shots that history seems to require. I try very hard to help my clients build a list that works for them but one that doesn’t overwhelm the day… we make the list and we make the time to do it. But in between the lines of people standing in front of the camera are these little breaks where someone has to go get somebody else and the players in that group revert to their own bad selves for a few minutes. I saw them start to crowd in so I moved in for a closer look… ever curious. I love the look on Kevin’s face as Karri spots the flask!
What’s in your pocket today?
The very best day is the one when you and your best friend stand together in front of your people and promise to love and support each other for all time… that is all that matters on a wedding day.
Every now and then, a set of plans goes a little sideways… sometimes the venue isn’t open on time, sometimes the cake falls over or your very important grandfather is an hour late… sometimes a family member gets sick… shit happens. What then? Basically, you move gently around the problem and help your partner cope on this very special day. If it wasn’t already a team effort, it certainly becomes one at that point and even if your guests never notice, it’s on you to keep smiling on this best day.
Karri and Kevin came to their wedding day with the detailed plans all in place, nothing left unconsidered… and then some stuff went sideways. I’m pleased to say that, for the most part, no one noticed… at least that’s what it will look like in years to come. I can only compare it to some of my summer weddings where the temperature is so high that you think you will only ever remember the heat… oddly enough, in the pictures, it’s not what you notice and so you begin to forget that it was too hot.
Plan for the best day and roll with the day you are given… it’s good advice for any day.
Tony and Joe walked around the neighborhood with me before the ceremony… you could tell their nerves were a little on the high side because they were both clowning around. Together for 6 years already, the relationship is based on a grand sense of humor and supported by a lot of wonderful people… evidenced by the crowd’s spirited reactions during the vows. Castaway was the perfect space last Saturday evening for food and friends.There was a polka dot cake and rainbow strings of paper lanterns with a great view of the Fremont Bridge. As the lights got low, the crowd filled up the kick ass dance floor… my smile lasted a long time. ;0)
I hope you’ll come talk to me if you are getting married… it’s a lot of fun to help launch a good couple!