| Vancouver - WA [Wedding Technology / Jul. 22, 2006]
July is always a big month for us! Shooting 10 weddings in only four weeks this year is a pretty big challenge for us, and it's particularly important to keep every client separated in our minds and not let things blur together, even if the days do.
Part of what makes our lives so wonderful is the uniqueness of every day and everyone we work with. Without that, the weddings and clients would all start blending into one another and it would begin to feel like a 9 to 5 job... and that's a really terrifying thought!
Thankfully, people are all unique enough to keep us on our toes, and situations "always" have a way of going where nobody expected! (I really like that!) Variety truly is the spice of life, and that's fine by me... we like it spicy!
We always feel a real sense of honor when we're a part of a military wedding. I don't know if it's because of the sense of pride in my country and those who serve it, or if it's just the fact that the uniforms are really cool. I think is probably more about the dignity that most Soldiers embody - from almost any country, but particularly from here in the USA - without ever really acknowledging the sacrifices and hardships that they are willing to endure for all of us. (It's difficult to know how to repay such a thing as that?)
We had the pleasure of working with several servicemen and women this year, (not just military people either, but a policeman, a fireman and his new new firewoman wife as well.)
However, we had a real treat working with a United States Army Soldier and his stunningly beautiful bride this month, and I must say it was one of those days were we just knew we were in for a treat.
There are days where everything falls together perfectly - and likewise - days where everything falls apart. Thankfully, the unfortunate days where things go badly are few and far between, but almost as unheard of, are the days when - perhaps by divine providence - everything is perfect. Finding a place somewhere in between is where comon sence and logic place us. It's would be folly to expect perfection without the wisdom that comes from failures... but on this day, some failure was forgiven and things were fantistic.
For security reasons, names have to be omitted, but I suppose that isn't what really matters here anyway. What matters is that we were there to capture the day the way we do it, and that we're excited about making peoples memories rich and colorful.
We have a lot to look forward to over the course of this summer too! Although it's not the best time to take an extended vacation, we really couldn't resist booking a wedding in Belgium (Yes, that's in Europe), and then staying a little while longer for a little sight seeing too! It would be wrong... Possibly even a sin to spend all that time on a packed airplane - going to and from Belgium - and then just spending a day or two there... right?! Who knows, maybe we'll even get a chance to visit London and Paris? (The anticipation is driving me nuts!) :)