Monthly Archives: August 2011
Congratulations to Awo and Kirk, who were married at the Blue Route Vineyard Church in Media a couple weekends ago. Awo and Kirk are a wonderful, laid-back couple (i.e., a pleasure to work with), and dang it if Awo didn’t know how to work a camera to death (I’ll try to get the portraits up tomorrow).
The line dancing at the reception was one thing, but what I really loved was the amount of (and here I’m assuming a little bit) Ghanaian music that was played. It’s always refreshing to hear good music you’ve never heard before, and it took me back to my World Music class and ensemble in my college days.
Best wishes to the newlyweds!
What amazed me was the astounding unity of the dance. “Thriller” came on, everyone gathered around, and it was as if they had all been watching the video all day every day for the last however many years. They even did the part where the zombies or the Thriller-monsters are crawling out of the ground, grasping at the person standing there. who was, of course, the bride.
Not to be outdone, at a wedding the following week, there was some “Billie Jean” choreography, which was equally as crisp. Billie Jean, in case you don’t know, is not my lover. She’s just some girl, who says that I’m the one. Wasn’t me.
I got back late yesterday from that rarest of vacations: the productive, relaxing kind. I had a wedding shoot to work through (done by Wednesday! Let’s hear it for beach-induced three-hour naps, and grandparents to fill in the gaps!), and then the rest of the week to just shoot my kid and nephews tearing around the beach. Fun is.
But back to business now, which for me at this point is editing and working on sales materials. You know, the reason we all get into photography.
So when you get married on an outdoor ceremony and reception the week after a major-league heat wave, 93 just doesn’t seem that bad in the moment. That was Pam and Ben, who had a wonderful self-commitment ceremony at the Abington Art Center a couple weeks ago.
It was an interesting and challenging days for reasons I won’t go into here. But the ceremony was custom-made, and therefore one of the most intimate and personal exchange of vows I’ve seen. The weather cooled down for the reception, which facilitated the Thriller dance later on.
All the best to Pam and Ben!