Posts Tagged ‘Photograph’
The end of June my husband and I will be married 29 years.
We were struggling college kids and, because of that, we were ecstatic when a family friend offered to photograph the wedding as our wedding gift. With several cameras, including medium format, and a portfolio that was “good enough” we accepted the offer to photograph our wedding as a way to save some of the money of our meager budget. Our wedding celebration was in two states so that we could celebrate with both of our families. We also had another friend that also was reasonably proficient with a camera photograph the second location.
It is almost thirty years later. We didn’t get any images from the second location. That photographer had some malfunction with her camera/film/whatever, and we lost the friendship because she was embarrassed and we were so disappointed. The images we do have are still sitting in a box with the negatives- never an album we could proudly share with family and friends. There were a few images that were acceptable, none of the two of us together. What we have is what we have- and why I will be investing a major portion of the wedding budgets for my children’s wedding in a professional, tried and true, experienced, and educated wedding photographer.
I got a real lesson today in perfection. My lilacs began blooming today. This is big for me because I’ve tried for at least a decade to grow a lilac bush. I’ve killed too many to name trying for this moment- and I almost let it go without photographing it because the light wasn’t right.
When I posted the event on Facebook and then the fact I couldn’t photograph them because the light wasn’t right, I read the ridiculousness of the post, so I grabbed my camera and headed outside. While I was photographing the lilacs I noticed bumblebees- now the thing I love more than lilacs is bumblebees. So I tried to photograph the bumblebees as they flitted and flew around me. While I was chasing the bumblebees, I saw ladybugs. Well, the only thing that would have made my life better would have been a hummingbird, I was so excited that I got to photograph ladybugs, then finally, the bumblebees slowed down a bit and I caught them in my camera.
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