Sunday, July 29

Wedding Photog

This weekend I drove down to Houston to help my friend Kyle photograph a wedding for his business. This was number two for me, and it was still a little weird. I'm not exactly the most outgoing person to begin with, and being thrust into a church full of people I've never met before and sticking a camera in their faces can be a little stressful and intimidating. But over all it went really well. I have to say we had a pretty smooth system worked out before everything got under way. One of my jobs was to sit up in the balcony and get shots of the bride and groom during the ceremony. Well, as luck would have it (and believe me I am a very lucky person) as the minister was praying, just before the kiss and the presentation of the couple, my Canon decided that it was tired and wanted to take a quick nappie poo... and it turned itself off. Completely. I tried a few times, but I couldn't get the power to turn back on. Now, I don't know how most of you define fear, but at that moment I couldn't decide if I should go ahead and have a massive heart attack, run away and hide, or just jump head first off of the balcony into the crowd. Fortunately, Kyle was still upstairs, even though he had to be downstairs in a few seconds to get the newlyweds exiting, and I eventually convinced him something was wrong, mostly by the look of sheer terror on my face. We switched out my camera with a Nikon, which I quickly realized I didn't know how to use appropriately, so he took over for a long enough time for me to replace the battery and get everything back to normal. We got the shot, and he got downstairs just in time to get his. Disaster narrowly avoided. I didn't hear a peep from my camera for the rest of the night. So we hit up the reception for all the guests, goodies, and dancing. Who doesn't love weddings??

2 comments:

the photoSmith said...

yea, that was pretty scary. good thing i use Nikon, hahaha! Typical situation, Nikon out performing a Canon...

anita said...

Great story. I laughed out loud when I read it, and yes, I created a blog this weekend- Not really to let everyone in on my life, because I am pretty private person, but because it's fun to post things & read back on them. Well...at least while time has permitted this summer. We'll see how the extra time gets used during the semester. To answer the ? about Nac, I'd come back in a heartbeat. I loved the lake and meeting all of you. You are great! I'm really glad that Josh has a friend like you. Keeping him in check with life and all it throws. I'm sure you will be one of the first ones to know when I'm headed that way. Keep on typing...