Sunday, December 22, 2013

All Dressed Up

For the first time I ever, I got dressed up to take some photos.... I helped out at a wedding reception!  What was I thinking???

I definitely haven't found a new calling but it wasn't as bad as I thought.  I concentrated mainly on getting candid pictures of the guests before dinner (and then worked the Photo Booth after - which took me a little while to warm up to, but I think I got there in the end!  Yikes!).  Thankfully there is lots of laughter and smiles at a wedding.  It was interesting to "eavesdrop" from a distance with my camera, not being able to hear the story, but waiting for the punchline to catch that moment when people would smile and laugh.  It was also interesting to watch people light up when the kids were around.  People watching the kids play was almost a guaranteed candid smile for me.

I fell in love with a little boy.  He is probably not much more than a year - still in diapers but running around like crazy.  I think if I ever wanted to photograph people, that age would be the perfect one for me.  He knew I was there, I'm pretty sure he knew what I was doing, but he really didn't care.  Once he got over the shyness of someone new watching him, he was uninhibited and cute and dare I say it... just like a dog.  :)

I did not fall in love with trying to get pictures of cake or decorations.  Ugh. Now that is a talent I don't seem to have.

I'm not sure what the "rules" are for posting the pics, so it is probably best if I don't share any.  I'm handing them over to Lorelei for her to deal with.  Hopefully she can work some editing magic on some of these because from the ones I've glanced at - they could use the help.  :)

1 comment:

rosadimaggio63 said...

A very Merry Christmas !
May the New year 2014 be a wonderful year for you.
Myriam :)