I've quoted Kate Simon.
I met her a couple of years ago at a wedding I was photographing. I was in fly-on-the-wall photo mode, crouched in the corner of the room getting photos of a bouquet, when I heard a bridesmaid say,
"Lipstick. Lipstick is important.
It is a woman's way of sealing her outfit with kiss."
(You may not remember this, Kate, but it's true :-)
And I've admired her ever since. I've seen her in bridal parties, doing makeup for her friends' weddings and on and off of dance floors at receptions over the past couple of years. So, I was simply giddy to be asked to photograph she and Edward's wedding.
It was a day of sincere joy, and I think it only appropriate to include a Kate quote from her own wedding day:
While I was photographing her at the very beginning of the day, I asked her to relax her face out of her omnipresent smile, and she replied reluctantly, showing some sincere effort: "Okay, I'll try. It's just, I'm so happy." The smile crept to her face again and she continued,
"I knew I was going to marry Eddie since the day time I saw him. I can't stop smiling."
Cue the music. I looked up from my camera wondering if she was serious, or almost being sarcastic. But no. It was an excellently delivered line from a real-life story tale.
Kate and Edward, may the story tale continue into many many sequels :-)
Rachel (+ Tim)
My husband, Tim, teaches and plays music. So, while I'm at home slicing carrots sticks on colored plates for toddler lunches and exploring municipal parks, Tim works as a music teacher by day and plays piano at Columbus's favorite restaurants by night. (Here, especially. Go hear him. He's the best...I think so, anyway.) This summer break is the first of our four adventurous ones since he's been teaching that we've shifted our focus from other summer jobs to the photo business, and we're trying our hand at collaborating in more ways than just changing diapers :-) So far, we're having a blast. We'll see where this winding road, full of adventure, veggie straws, and lots of battery chargers (figurative and literal) leads us.