A Picture’s Worth

Here’s the thing, I made sure that my guests knew they could take pictures at our wedding. I knew that some of them would be S C A R Y. And there were some scary ones taken!  One particular picture that I’ve seen makes me chuckle inside. I look nervous, my dress is crooked, and my overall appearance just screams discomfort. Which is laughable. Because I was a happy bride, thrilled to marry my best friend, and enjoying the ceremony without too many butterflies.  And I smile, because does it really matter that every picture be pristine and perfect? Not in my book.

I wanted the guests to take numerous pictures, because I wanted to see what they saw. I definitely had an official wedding photographer (there is great value in a professional!), but I wanted the pictures that my guests took during the wedding as well.  Read more

The Long-Lost Art of Smiling

benandsierra-25It struck me tonight that my generation has trouble with smiling. Yes. We do . I could flood this post with numerous pictures of frowning teenagers & young adults hopping onto that band wagon of taking perfect pictures with dramatic flare.

This is not a serious post. Simply satirical. And quite true. It is quite possible that people my age have quite forgotten the art of smiling. Oh and maybe we also have camera lens phobia. Which seems that in order for the picture to be a good one, we have to be staring off into the distance as a flaming sunset compliments our stare. Yeah. Basically, we don’t look at the camera lens. It’s a phobia. I think. Or some sort of weird generational thing. BUT if we do happen to look at the camera, we stare intently into it, forsaking all smiles. Read more