Monday, August 31, 2015

Wedding Photographer

Some of you may recall previous posts where I've talked about our friend, Pat. Her first husband, Gerald, died in 2006, before I started this blog. They were married just shy of 50 years. We had known them for about 10 years at the time, and Gerald was probably Doug's closest friend.

Then Pat married Richard, a man of terrific wit and insight, whom we soon learned to love and appreciate. Richard was a little older than Pat and had some health issues when they married. He died shortly before their fifth anniversary, in 2012.

And now, Pat has married again. She and her new husband, Adrian, were wed on Friday; and Pat asked me to "take some pictures" at the wedding. I was a nervous wreck about the assignment because, after all, it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for them; and what skill I have in photography is more that of a nature photographer than a wedding photographer.

A friend, who is an amateur photographer himself and has served as a wedding photographer on occasion, loaned me an expensive external flash, complete with a mounting bracket, and gave me a quick lesson in its use. That external flash saved the day.

Here are some of the results:





Congratulations to the happy couple and best wishes for good health and much happiness together.


  1. I laugh when I take pics of people, I rarely do anything other than nature shots.

  2. They look happy and I particulary like the last photo of them Linda. well done.

  3. What a lovely story and beautiful photos, Linda!

  4. oh, what a beautiful couple they make! i hope they are very happy together! that church is GORGEOUS!

  5. They look very happy and judging from these pictures,they will love the photos you took.

  6. I think you did a wonderful job as a wedding photographer. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  7. Steve - I totally understand that. I did learn a few things about people photography with this assignment, though.

    Thank you, Margaret. They do seem to be very happy.

    Thanks, Linda. I was pretty nervous about doing this, but they seemed pleased with the results.

    They do make a nice-looking couple, Tex. And that church WAS beautiful, but so dark for photos.

    Ruth - They are happy, and they do say they love the photos.

    Thanks, George. The man who loaned me the flash deserves most of the credit for the quality of the photos.

  8. Congratulations to Pat and her husband Adrian. I wish them many happy, healthy years!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Diane. I'll pass your good wishes along to Pat and Adrian.

  9. Linda, I think you did a marvelous job!! I'd have been a nervous wreck as well. But you came through! I'm sure they were pleased as punch with the photos. Congrats to the sweet newlyweds.

    1. Thank you, Gail. They do seem pleased with the photos. Whew! :)


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