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: