Rita and I had a wedding photography business. We worked everywhere from the firehouse to the country club. After working one very long day at a country club, we found out that “ the help “ , dj and photographers were not to be fed. We didn’t care much for that so we took a few “ candid “ shots of the bride demonstrating her nastiness. We were fed. Blackmail? Hell yes !
After this debacle we changed our contract and decided to concentrate on the budget weddings. We found this to be a great market and the people were appreciative of our work. Lots more fun and we were treated like family.
One bride to be insisted that all of the “getting ready “ shots included her schnauzer, Amy. We absolutely loved her. Amy was also maid of honor and accompanied the bride down the aisle. Fully outfitted.
Each of our weddings were special in their own way. From the blue eyed blonde who took cold medication the morning of ( blazing red eye alert) to the couple whose five year old was flower girl. One bride got her new set of teeth the day before. We really had to work to get her to smile. However, the one that is most memorable and satisfying was the one we didn’t do.
We always did our interviews at the bride’s home as we would be doing a lot of
“ befores “ . In this case the groom to be was a real jerk. He had a laundry list of demands to prove his alpha status. We finally packed up our materials and told her we would not be able to work with him, but if she wanted to choose someone else,let us know. The next day she called and asked us to reconsider if all contact was through her. Nope ! Life is just too short to be dealing with some people.
One picture we never got, but wish we had. When delivering the finished product to the new couple, I wish we had recorded the look on their faces when we informed them that the best pictures were taken by a legally blind photographer.
I really miss her.