Or, ‘This is Going to be One of Those Posts’. You know what I mean. The posts that go on and on with photos. Blame it on Ben and Mary. Blame it on their adorable bridal party. Blame it on their beautiful venue, the wonderful day, whatever you want to blame it on (probably me!), go ahead. But this is still going to be one of those posts.
Ben and Mary hired me for their wedding day over a year ago, and I’ll tell you a secret. Until they sent me their signed contract I had no idea their wedding date was the same as my birthday. My thirtieth birthday to be exact. For some reason I had it in my head that they were to be married in June. I searched through my email and found that for some strange reason the date had never come up.
I don’t know what is about birthday’s, but if you are related to me, or are me, then it is pretty much a guarantee that I will be working on your birthday. Or Father’s Day. Or Mother’s Day. I’ve missed all of these dates the past few years, and sometimes it is hard.
Mostly it’s hard for my sister, who didn’t understand why I wouldn’t be attending her 13 birthday this past May. Sigh. That one made me sad. And I don’t know what to say except to say this: all things under the sun have some sort of rider attached. A compromise that takes the bitter with the sweet. I love my career. I love what I do.
It leaves me bone tired and sometimes MIA, but it also brings me great joy and happiness. I was so happy to share in Ben and Mary’s beautiful day. It was a blessing. And no worries, because the next day? I sat bone tired in a bowling alley surrounded by friends and family as I laughed and they sang Happy Birthday.
Congratulations to you both, I hope you love the photos!
Ceremony and Reception Location: St. Vincent’s School for Boys