Summer? What Summer. If anyone knows where it went, please let me know. I do not think I have ever experienced those three months, you know, June, July, August, that seemed to go by so fast. The weather was a bit funky too as August had many windows open days, certainly great for the electric bill but I still missed the whole hanging outside thing. Since it was gone in the blink of an eye I will attribute this to one thing in particular, the full-time job had me losing my mind. One persons decision destroyed three months for me, funny thing is he is no longer employed by us. Go figure. Now that things are settled down, I am slowly returning to a normal existence and recalling all the good things that happened.
My saving grace has always been the photo gig, my other life, really my real life. The good part of the summer started off when I was hired to shoot a wedding, on the beach, in the middle of June and with a bunch of friends in attendance. This was a lifesaver for me emotionally and I was riding this high for the rest of the month. By choice I do not do many weddings. I love the smaller more intimate ones the best, the ones where people in attendance mean something to each other. Less than 100 people, preferably less than 50. Give me a private affair with 20 people and I am in my glory. Very chill with enough room and time to get everything accomplished. When it really comes down to it, we all have a close group of people we associate with, they all mean something to the heart and are not just a relative of a relatives friend. The past two weddings I did my wife manned the video for me. We did this as an experiment really to see how it would come out. So far so good and now I need to learn how to edit video.
Over the next few posts I will be sharing a few of the summer shoots, all people aside from one longish hike and some falls. Um, waterfalls.
Donna and Joe have been friends for years and they finally had the opportunity to become one. Both are paramedics, both are parents. Joe is also a Police Officer and Donna is even a grandma! So what it really comes down to, is both know how to relax and both know how to throw party. The weather was beautiful for their chosen day, slightly windy and a bit overcast so no one wilted in their fancy clothes.
I was pregaming with the bride, enjoyed some Mimosas and some killer window light
Did not see Joe till we were at the beach, of course he was doing his best to stay undercover
This next image..the look into each others eyes, no words need be spoken but they are actually both saying – I got you now…
A couple of after the ceremony Beach Portraits of course,
And one that we broke out into song while under the boardwalk
What do you think happened with this? Surprisingly, they both stayed clean
And at the end of the night when the adults were just getting started, the youngest ones were the smartest. Thank You Donna and Joe for kicking off the summer right!
Till the next time, Thanks for stopping by!