Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wedding Photographers are Awesome!



Seriously, you are! I don't know how you do it, day after day, getting all those perfect shots! Just the handful I got at my son's wedding were laborious . . . . and imperfect. And it was terribly agonizing to sit in the front row, tears in my eyes, seeing Scott and Elizabeth so lovingly wed. . . and not have my Nikon D300s in hand!

But my sweet sister, Mary Ann, graciously saw to it that my camera made it to the reception for me to get a "fix." Isn't her son (above) just cuddly adorable?

And my daughter Dianna, who is truly always right, says that wedding photographers have the most thankless job on the planet, because everyone looks at their own photos, and don't like them. Especially us women. (Relatives! You know who you are!) Ahhhh, but the rest of us! I love this photo of Maria and Lee, joyfully dancing at the reception. When I walked down the aisle, and caught Maria's beaming smile, I felt so embraced by a circle of love, and knew that this was the kind of family embrace that would extend to Scott and Elizabeth, and on through our circles of connection.

Thanksgiving week is such a wonderful week to count our blessings! I count this photo of Brian, above, one of my blessings! To catch his under-stated smile, without any hands warding off the Mom-Camera, was such a gift!





Mmmmmmm, cake! The fall theme was so perfect for the wedding! But WHY did I miss a shot of the pumpkins that they carved the night before, lining the path to the wedding venue?

No one would let me put these desserts in my purse to take home to enjoy the extras! I want to swirl white chocolate like that!





If only I could live close to these wonderful women!

6 comments:

Nicki said...

I couldn't hold back the smile at the photo of Maria & Lee dancing. Beautiful! I can only imagine the struggle of wanting to take it all in, at the same time also wanting to capture it in pictures so you can go back and relive and enjoy it all over again. I am also betting the photographer got some outstanding pictures with such a happy and joyous family, handsome bride and groom, and all the perfect extra details (cake, and those desserts, yummy!).

pat said...

I LOVE that picture of Maria and her husband (your brother) dancing! What a wonderful moment that was captured. Tough wanting to take the photos, but wanting to enjoy every moment, too. That's what wedding photogs are for...

Beth said...

Congratulations to your son! What a happy day :) I am sure you will look back at these often.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh pretty! I like the bubbles, and that chocolate sauce looks good!

Maria said...

I like all these pictures!!! But Angela, seriously, this picture of Brian, lovely as it is, does not do that movie-star-gorgeous son of yours justice. And I think this black and white picture of Scott and Elizabeth is my favorite of all I've seen so far.

Tracie said...

I can just feel from these photos what a fun wedding this was! Everyone is just beaming :) Love their cake!