I photographed a good friend's wedding this past weekend. Oh my. 6 hours on Friday and 10 hours on Saturday...that's two full workdays on one 30 minute ceremony! It was definitely a bit stressful at times (the entire time) dealing with an over-stressed bride and a groom who had a handful of distractions as well, trying to stay on top of all the photo opportunities and enjoying some of the best wedding cake ever produced. I can't complain too much since I got to enjoy said cake, partake in meatball glory, photograph very beautiful people and spend a weekend at a few of KC's finest locales for free.
Most evenings on our little ranch (we have two horses, two dogs, a lot of squirrels and a few snakes) we get to see pretty sunsets from our back porch. It's the stormy afternoons and evenings that produce the most beautiful sun downs...as you can see in the photo above. These opportunities trump the negatives to living out here.
This next weekend is officially going to be nutso and I don't have to be there!!! Good Ol' Days and me just aren't good friends. Nothing against the celebration...it's just not for me. So I've booked a wedding and family portrait session on Saturday to occupy my time. Shucks.
Brett Dalton and Emily Pentola - May you have a lifetime of happiness and enjoy your time in Paris. Emily - You have the great opportunity to watch Bretty-poo to become the world's greatest journalist. Brett - You have the opportunity to always be wrong, even when you are right. Get used to it. It's your duty. Enjoy it.
Someone said to me this weekend that it's the thought that counts. Of course we've all heard that umpteen times during our lives. But I think it's a crock of crap. It's not the thought, it's the effort that counts. I often think that I should be a better co-ed softball player; however, I don't put in the extra effort in the weight room or working on my fielding skills. I often think about giving my dog a bath...but don't do it and just wait two months until her next visit to the groomer. And I'm not even 100 percent sure the groomer bathes her...come to think of it. Bobby Knight once said something like the following: "Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win." Anyway, we all have great thoughts....but what does that accomplish if we don't put the effort into fulfilling them?