Just sitting here in my undecorated house next to my child who I sat in front of the TV and told him he MUST watch even though he keeps begging me to play with him trying to do work–it’s the final countdown and has been more crazy in the last few weeks before Xmas this year than others. I tried to avoid December madness by not taking any December weddings, but like most thing, it didn’t work out as I had planned. But when you love your job, it really doesn’t feel like work…but it doesn’t help relieve any mom guilt that I feel about not having a Christmas tree for my kids and frying their brains with crap TV when they really just want me to play with them. Oy.
Sharing my LAST wedding of 2018 with you and this one was a blow out. I knew it would be because my bride, Keelin, is so honest and so funny and so FUN and (as she would say) so extra, I knew she wouldn’t accept any less. We had a loooong day due to the shortness of light in mid-November. I think we had the sun clocked for about a 4:11 departure. Top that with a really cold and very snowy day and we were concerned we wouldn’t get any outdoor pictures at all. BUT WE DID. The wedding party was troopers and nothing phased them; not the cold, not a last minute change in location, not me getting a bloody nose in the middle of portraits (got to keep things interesting, right?), not wet, heavy rain; nothin’. And although it’s a challenge to work in a church in the dark, there really is nothing cozier. And this crowd had amazing fur game so I had a fabulous time watching everyone walk in in their minks.
I also really loved working with Keelins big Irish family because it reminded me of my own. So many times, when a couple has a big family, they feel the need to apologize for it but I have to send a message to all y’all out there–I’M NOT PHASED. If you’ve seen the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” I can only compare my family to that. So it’s nothing I haven’t seen or grown up with my entire life. The only difference here is that Keelins family was Irish and had some really cool names.
So I’ll stop talking. And maybe I’ll, I don’t know, engage with my child.
Thanks to my girl, Tara for getting these getting ready shots of the guys.
Mayyyybe my favorite wedding party photo ever.
The one good thing about the sun setting at 4:00: we got some pretty moody light for the ceremony.
Party on, people.
Can you tell these two have fun together?
All my love for you both. I cannot wait to see you again!