I have been working on putting together a feature on R & A’s wedding. It’s hard for me, though: I usually like to mull over images for (sometimes) as long as a year (or more) before I display them. It takes a long time for images to become their best selves. Maybe I will make a Polaroid lift or transfer after many months. Maybe I will try a dark sepia-tone, scratch it, and start over in color. I feel too close to the images at first, and it’s hard to be objective about what’s really good.
Blogging, however, is all about the unfinished thought, the (visual) journaling, the diary. It is by its very nature supposed to be spontaneous and decidedly unrefined. So I am trying to learn that. But in the meantime, I can’t help but fuss a little. So, I thought I’d share a quick photo tip.
One of the things that helped R & A, and that other couples should definitely learn from is this: that with few exceptions, they stuck by one another’s side all evening. It’s not as easy to do as it sounds, particularly if your guests are diverse or if only one of you likes to dance. But your photos and memories will thank you if you make a point to enjoy (much of) your reception together. Congratulations, you guys!