Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The Speed of Life
This last weekend was a blur. Happy hours, family time, a wedding, a graduation, a party, shopping for our vacation on the beach in a week and a half.... Weekends are never long enough.
You've got to hear about this wedding though. It was freaking hilarious. This is a firefighter friend of Ryan's who was getting married. This guy is a sweetie and he was marrying the adorable mother of his child, so the wedding was sort of laid back. The 'officiant' was one of their ff friends who got himself ordained online, and who saw fit to pick up this snazzy outfit for the ceremony:
So you tell me... how smart is it to have an open bar at a firefighter wedding? Well, if their goal was to end up with nakedness, mosh pits, and drunk photographers.... then they're very smart people. ;-) OK, but for real it was a beautiful wedding and a whole lot of fun. But there really was nakedness, a mosh pit full of tuxedos, and the photographer was drunk by 8pm. I have a picture of the maid of honor taking a dollar out of his pants with her teeth, but you wouldn't want to see that, now would you?
Instead, click here for some more pictures I took at the wedding.
I am FINALLY starting to understand how to use my camera effectively. I'm still learning every day I take pictures, but at this wedding I finally figured out how to utilize my settings to photograph in low-light situations with no flash. Seriously so cool. I'm still working out the specifics, but I'm getting better. See that picture of the bride dragging the groom? No flash and it was totally darkish in that room.
So today I'll leave you with this: You know you're old when....... you get this in the mail:
Our records show that you havent' yet registered for the benefits of AARP membership, even though you are fully eligible...."
Ryan ACTUALLY got that in the mail. 27 is feeling older and older.
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.