James and Danielle’s Wedding

This Sunday was James and Danielle’s wedding. What a nice day. The wedding was a lot of fun and the reception was a great time. The weather held off so the wedding could be held inside. The DJ was very good with the crowd and the photographer was also very good. James and Danielle are now on their honeymoon. Thanks for making us part of your special day. Good luck to you and to your life together.

8 thoughts on “James and Danielle’s Wedding”

  1. It’s such a blessing to find a great wedding photographer. They are often hard to come by.
    James and Danielle look like a lovely couple. Congrats!

  2. The photographer did a nice job. Good balance of lighting and color. It’s good that the weather was in their favor, but in the long run I’m sure that will be the last thing they remember. Good pictures, good friends and love for each other is what makes a great wedding. Best of luck to them.

  3. Thanks Thomas. I see you are either a wedding videographer or photographer. Unfortunately things did not work out in this case. But that is the danger in commenting on posts four years old.

  4. I’m really sorry to hear about that Drew. It just goes to show that Love doesn’t always conquer all. Marriage is a difficult balancing act. Being married myself for 13 years I know the trials and tribulations of married life. I hope they each find happiness in their chosen paths of life. BTW, yes I am a wedding videographer. I do many weddings in the Southern California area and many times I have to wonder how many of those happy couples I see on their wedding day, do not make it to the long haul. I always wish every couple happiness but I know it’s not always meant to be.

    PS, nice Blog Drew, keep up the good work!

  5. Hi Thomas,
    Thanks very much for responding. I really like having people comment here on the blog. Unfortunately things did not work out in this case. But I did go to the wedding, they are my friends and it happened so I leave this up. I introduced the two and feel bad that things didn’t work out. I know it has nothing to do with me but you can’t help feeling like if they had never met then the pain wouldn’t have happened.

    Glad you like my blog. I am interested in what you do as I would love to start in Wedding Photography or portrait photography at some point. I know I should just go out and do it. I’ve been fiddling and diddling with Photography for years and even have a Photo-A-Day project. Some photos are good, some not so good. But I think it is time to get serious. Thanks for the support.

  6. Hi Drew,
    The way I look at it, if you had never introduced them, yes, they would not have suffered pain. On the flip side, if you had never introduced them they would have never have enjoyed the love, passion and enjoyment of each others company. Most people when they wind up in divorce only remember the bad times, and forget that there must have been something magical that brought them together to begin with. You don’t just find someone and get married on a whim (unless you’re drunk and in Las Vegas) 😉

    You did them a favor, and I wouldn’t think they would hate you for it. They got to experience each other for whatever time they were together. They grew as two individuals, and hopefully became two stronger persons as a result. There is an old saying that says, “Smooth seas do not make good sailors.” That pretty much sums up our human existence. We all have to learn and grow, and part of that is feeling pain. I’m sure after a few years have passed they will leave the bad times behind and start to remember the good. Maybe (I hope) they remained friends or at least friendly.

    As for what I do, you can stop by my website and check it out if you like, http://advancedvideo.50webs.com/ We only do videography, when we need a photographer we contract out. If you would like to be a professional photographer I would say, jump in! If you enjoy photography as I enjoy Videography, then you should have no trouble at all. I gather you have been playing around with the camera for some time so I think you are probably ready. The only suggestions I would make would be to check out a few wedding photographer websites or books to get ideas on composition if you are unfamiliar. Get ideas what shots are popular and how to set them up (If you don’t already know this). If you use a film camera it’s a good start, but I would suggest getting a digital SLR. It’s much more cost effective. That way you can shoot plenty of shots and see instantly if it worked or not. You can always re-shoot the bad ones instantly. With film you wont know which shots are messed up until much later. Another important idea is shoot, shoot shoot. Cover your behind by getting lots of shots. I have found many times if one shot or angle doesn’t work it best to have a back up. Especially in weddings because you can’t go back and redo it.
    Portraits I really know nothing about, but I’m sure it’s much easier than weddings. Most importantly don’t stress and have fun. Many small businesses fail because the owner gets two stressed and caught up on making lots of money. If you make a million, good for you, if not, it’s a hobby that makes you money. What can be better than being paid for what you enjoy?

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