Friday, January 6, 2012

A Wedding Photographer with Nothing to Do!

Hi Neighbors!

Perhaps you will remember that in a previous post I mentioned we went to Chicago for a friends wedding.  I don't think I told you what happened though.  We called a day or two before and asked if they had a photographer, because if not I was willing to take pictures for them, and record the ceremony.  They did not have a photographer, and appreciated that I would be able to take some photographs for them. 

We headed out Saturday morning, the wedding was at 5:00 pm.  I was asked to arrive at the church by 3:00 so we could take some pictures before the ceremony.  We reached our hotel at 1:00, grabbed lunch and headed to the church.  My 14 year old daughter came as my assistant.  At 3:00 we walked in the door.  The pastor and his wife were there, along with their daughter in-law and her 3 year old daughter.  She was the flower girl and was getting her hair done. 

While I waited for the bride and groom to appear, I took a few pictures of the dining hall downstairs, that was decorated for the reception.  I managed a few shots of the decorations in the church and the guest book.  At 4:00 I was still waiting.  The bride had called with a small delay, but the groom was not heard from.  At 4:30 the bride raced in to change into her gown, and I was able to assist her.  Quarter of and still no groom!  He walked in with 10 minutes to spare.  Needless to say, this photographer did not get any pictures taken until after the wedding.

I really enjoyed taking the pictures, and would love to do it again sometime.  As a matter of fact, the young lady who caught the bouquet said she would love to have me take pictures at her wedding. Only one problem....she is not even engaged!

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for dc photographer and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

JR911 said...

I hate to be photographed, but that may be because I've never had anyone professional do it! I looked at some of this guy's photos and they're really nice!