“Romance and poetry,
like ivy, lichen and
wallflowers, need ruin to make them grow.”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
I took this one at the kid’s wedding in January 2010. I love this. Dave, the father of the groom, is enjoying a beverage and smiling at the kid’s dancing. This photo captured the feel of the reception all in one shot.
I took this one at Davis Lake, Oregon. Central Oregon is a fantastic place. There’s an endless variety of places/things to shoot. Not long after this shot was taken a bald eagle flew over head, landed, and started fishing. I wasn’t quick enough to get a great shot. Sometimes it’s better to live in the moment than to shoot it.
We went to Edinburgh Scotland… this is the National Monument that sits up on a hill overlooking the city. Great walk up there, fantastic day, such a wonderful city.
At the end of the day, when the vows are taken, the rings exchanged, the cake cut, the dinner eaten, and the dances danced the most important thing is really this… these two people found each other, fell in love, and decided to marry not just each other, but their lives together. It was a beautiful day. Unbelievably beautiful actually. A perfect day. I felt that way, Karen felt that way, I think the guests felt it, and I know Mary and Martin did as well… which is really what was most important. The kids had a fantastically happy day.
In the foreground are Don and Carolyn, famous first dance orchestrators. Wow… that’s quite a handle.
The first dance. They did very very well. They’d been practicing for days. The kids sent their song, More Than This by Roxy Music, to Mary’s aunt and uncle. Don and Carolyn, Karen’s brother and his wife, had then worked with their dance instructor to come up with the moves for the song. After they worked out the routine they filmed it and sent it in pieces to Mary and Martin who then practiced after watching the videos. It paid off. They rocked it out.