Okay. So here’s the deal.
I announced a couple weeks ago that Wedding Wednesdays would be coming to a close because I was running short on official wedding pictures to post. But I have some good news on that front.
Nathan and Meagan’s photographer is going to be sending me the wedding pictures in a format that preserves their original resolution which will be great because there were some pictures I wanted to post but wasn’t able to because of the low resolution. (Due to them being transferred from computer to computer.) So when I receive those pictures, I will be able to post a few more from The Actual Big Day. (And everyone said, “Hooray!”)
Also, I now have a copy of the video of the wedding; however, it’s in a format that I can’t load on my computer. I’m talking to a video guy I know in hopes of getting that whole puzzlement figured out so that I can post a few video snippets.
In the meantime, there’s even more wedding photo news!
As of last Friday, a whole new crop of Nathan and Meagan wedding pictures came into existence. And just how did that happen?
Well, Meagan asked me several months ago if I would be willing to take some wedding pictures of her and Nathan when they came to Manteo for Christmas. Because of time limitations on their wedding day, they hadn’t gotten as many photos of just the two of them as they would have liked.
Well, when she first asked me, my response was to say yes and and to get all excited about it because I love the two of them and of course I love taking pictures. What’s not to be excited about?
But then as I started thinking about it some more, I got worried.
“Oh dear,” said I to myself, “What have I done? Why did I say yes? I’m not a real photographer like their wonderful wedding photographers, Kristen and Chris. I’m still not exactly sure what I’m doing and what if Meagan goes to all the trouble of bringing her dress and getting all decked out and I take horrible, awful pictures?”
And then, as I pondered and worried further, I thought that maybe if I just took hundreds and hundreds of shots over the course of our session, just possibly two or three of them might turn out okay and Meagan and Nathan won’t be too terribly disappointed in my feeble photography efforts.
So that was my big plan: the utilization of Scattershot Photography. Shoot, shoot, and shoot some more and eventually you should hit on something good. (Feel free to tell everyone you know about this amazing photography tool.)
And so last Friday, Nathan, Meagan, Sarah and I took off on a Picture Taking Adventure around Manteo. We got stares, applause, comments, and smiles and I ended up with a rough estimate of one bazillion pictures. I also gave Sarah my purse camera so that she could join me in the snapping frenzy and with the Scattershot Photography Tip going full steam, we actually managed to get some really lovely shots.
So the good news is that if you all are still up for it, Wedding Wednesday can continue on for a while longer yet because we’ve got some new beautiful, fun photos to share and some cool stories to go with them.
So. Having said all that?
Welcome to Wedding Wednesday: The Manteo Edition
As soon as Nathan and Meagan arrived in Manteo, she unpacked her gown and hung it in Sarah’s room to let the wrinkles fall out. It was actually a little sobering for this mama to see a wedding dress hanging in my 16-year old daughter’s room because all I could think was, “Someday, that will be Sarah’s dress hanging there.” (sniff)
One of the funniest parts of the whole experience was watching Nathan (in his ubiquitous t-shirt and basketball shorts) help get Meagan into her dress. Obviously he didn’t have that particular privilege before their real wedding so he lacked a bit of practical experience as a Wedding Dress Donning Assistant. But he was an awfully good sport . . .
even during those times when he wasn’t sure if he should be hands on . . .
or hands off.
I especially love this shot.
After the dress was finally in place . . .
Nathan morphed from The Dresser of the Bride to the Carrier of the Bridal Gown Train. He’s one multi talented fella, that’s for sure.
Sarah joined her brother in their appointed mission of getting the bride untrippingly from the third floor to the second floor of our home.
It was quite the undertaking.
Once they had safely made it down the stairs, Meagan did some final touch ups to her make up while Nathan exchanged the shorts for a suit.
It was so fun watching the two of them get ready and sharing their joy.
And then it was, “Here Comes the Bride” all over again.
Meagan helped Nathan do some little adjustments on his suit and then . . .
. . . it was out the door for the adventure!
Here’s a sneak peak of a couple pictures we took while we were out and about.
Oops. Wrong one.
Okay. that’s better!
There now. Wasn’t that fun?
Looking forwarding to many more Wedding Wednesdays to come!