Friday, May 31, 2013

It Had Been Brought to My Attention ...

... by my youngest daughter that I hadn't written anything new on this particular blog in a very, very long time and by golly - she was right! It has most definitely been collecting digital dust but I guess with everything else going on like trying to write two other blogs and occasionally do some honest-to-goodness reading in addition to all of the time I seem to spend at work, I just hadn't even thought about updating here.  Besides, I guess I figured I really didn't have anything of any interest to say either.  Not that something like that ever stopped me in the past of course but this time it did!

So anyhow, here it is, almost the first weekend in June and we're going to be going from cold enough to have to turn the heat back on (again) last Saturday to our first potential heatwave of the year.  Ah New England ... I love you in spite of your lousy weather but I would have loved you more had we actually had a spring of some sort this year!  Alas, no such luck.

What makes it even worse is that I have a wedding to photograph on Saturday - an outdoor wedding in a lovely park on a hill in Manchester which is in a part of the state where storms like to gather.  Even though I get the feeling that it's going to be hot and humid enough to melt fondant (something that doesn't melt easily at all!), I just really hope that we don't get any big thunderstorms blowing through.  I've heard it said that rain on one's wedding day is good luck but I'm thinking thunderstorms are overdoing it a bit!

This will only be the fourth wedding that I've photographed so I'm a bit nervous about it but I've almost got myself talked into not stressing about it and just doing the best that I can.  The nerves come from not wanting to mess up someone's special day but considering that everyone and their brother/sister/aunt/uncle/cousin brings a camera to a wedding these days, even if I mess up some of the photos, there will be plenty of others out there.

I  think I know what my biggest problem is going to be though ... as I was looking through some other wedding images today to perhaps get some ideas for photos, I found myself starting to tear up more than once so I think I can pretty much guarantee that I am going to get all teary-eyed at least once or twice during Saturday's ceremony.  Sentimental fool that I am, I no doubt will find it darned hard to look through a lens with my eyes all watery but I could bet you right now that's exactly what's going to happen!  Guess I'd best make sure I pack tissues along with my other photo supplies!

Anyhow, I think that's it for now, I figured I should at least pop over here long enough to toss up a new post and clear out the cobwebs so that Jamie wouldn't question me anymore about my lack of new material.  Kind of funny how I used to make sure to blog everyday and now I can go weeks and/or months at a time and not feel the least bit of guilt.  Well, at least over here, I still feel guilty about being so far behind on posts for The Distracted Wanderer and Travels With Nathaniel!

Speaking of which, I gotta go ...! 


  1. love the header photo, and I so wiwt, of course!

  2. No wonder it's called New England - your weather is exactly the same as ours! LOL

    Hope the wedding goes well, and I hope we get to see some of your photos. x

  3. Anonymous12:23 PM EDT

    I thought it had been awhile...but I figured I was just hitting mark all as read whenever you posted. I tend to do that a lot lately. Oops.

    Have fum shooting the wedding, that sounds like a fun way to spend the weekend.

  4. You'll do fine with the wedding shoot. I just know it. Hope the weather cooperates.

  5. I just read on FB that you survived the wedding and are taking Advil for your 16-hour shift. Photography can be tough work when you're trying to get it just right.

    I'm sure you got great photos ~ it was a beautiful day yesterday!

    I've been trying to post on Late Bloomer at least once a week or so..I spend a lot of time on the "other" blog, though.

    Hope your Sunday shift goes well...I'm prepping for a "medical procedure" today.


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