I’ve been away from the blog for what feels like a long, long time. I’ll be starting to post a few to try to catch up and get back to the place of regular updates now that life has started to level out. With a baby on the way (our first), a job change, a move, car purchases & travel, our plates have been full. Finally though, my shoulders are starting to drop.
So, to tide you over, here’s a selfie of two remarkably busy individuals who are excited about life and our future.
Heather’s Mom is in town! As such, we’ll be playing tourist for the next week. Of course, I might just take my camera to play around. Here’s from earlier today…
PS – never you mind the miscellaneous odd-man-out thumbnail size. They’re s’posed to all be square, but I suddenly got to learn about RSS caching, and I haven’t caught up yet. (AKA, nevermind, hopefully I won’t screw it up again. Ha!)
PPS – woah – the latest version looks like it worked! nevermind the PS if all the thumbnails look correct!
Eli is my best friend and has been for years and years and years. Since elementary school, in fact. He was my best man a couple years back (thanks Eli!) and as we all know, one good turn deserves another. A few months ago Eli asked if I would be his Best Man. Honored, I accepted!
Now, an interesting wrinkle would present itself… I consider myself a bit of a photographer, too.
As details were flying about, it was determined that I would be the guy to coordinate wedding photos for the big day too. Hmm.
Fortunately, as time drew closer, we devised a master plan. I would be the “consultant” and I would have my equipment in the hands of my lovely wife who has helped me in numbers of other weddings. And, to increase the number of images to have for the Bride & Groom afterwards, I asked another close friend who is similarly passionate about photography: Pat Grieser. Originally, I had expected to be the brains while Heather & Pat fulfilled the brawn… It didn’t quite work out that way.
As the Wedding Eve arrived, I realized that in order to be the best Best Man I could be, I couldn’t pay any mind to the cameras in the room – I just needed to serve and be the friend. Fortunately, Pat & Heather came through incredibly well for the pressures of a wedding. We were all excellent about playing our roles and the resulting images are awesome. I’m not sure if I’ve broken Pat of the interest in ever going into wedding photography, but the wedding itself was a blast.
I did get to put on my photographer hat on Sunday afternoon when Ariel, Eli, Heather & myself went out for some beautiful portraiture with rustic backdrops and even throughout downtown Leavenworth.
And, without further adieu, I should show you a few more pictures…
And, I should leave you with a bigger version of a few favorites… Enjoy!