the other half
This picture was taken at Union Station during the first wedding that my husband Kier and I worked together. As the behind the scenes person at Firstlight Photography I decided now that our kids are getting older, it was time to join in the fun of taking photos. Since I was a child I have always had a camera and a love for photography but Kier has worked hard to teach me the technical aspects I used to just “fake.”
other duties as assigned
The thing that has surprised me most about shooting weddings is all of the “other duties as assigned” that pop up. I can’t tell you how many flowers I have pinned on the gents – not to mention a few bridal bouquets have required a quick fix. I find people. I find rings. I give guests directions via cell (for those that know me well – this is down right scary). I straighten ties. I help repair unfortunate accidents that sometimes happen to cakes. I work with the wedding planners to ensure we understand the timing of the event. I even take the family dog for a walk around the grounds. I feel lucky to be invited to the best parties around the Puget Sound – and I enjoy being able to help smooth out the wrinkles that always pop up and make things interesting. I travel with my McGyver Bag of tricks and supplies. It comes in very handy.
Mostly I take photos. I take this picture at every wedding I shoot with Kier. I am usually in the background when he is doing portraits so you can see my perspective below! I just can’t resist this shot.