A Certain Kind of Funny
Have you ever noticed the weird satisfaction that comes when somebody says exactly the thing you’d vaguely noticed but never formed words around? I had one of those moments when I was shooting Adrianna and Patrick’s wedding. I’d spent the day with Patrick and I was like, “ok, he’s hilarious”, but I was scratching my head. Yes, he’s hilarious (and unassuming, kind, and soft-spoken), but there was something really unique about him. What was it? Toward the end of the wedding day, during a speech at the reception, Adrianna’s dad said that he was ‘convinced that Patrick could make anybody laugh’–and I realized that that was one of the things that makes Patrick unique from everybody else. His humour has a universal appeal to it. I think that if I weren’t so hilarious myself, I might hire him to write funny jokes into my blog.
If hilarity levels in our blogs jump by 80% in the future, you’ll know what happened.
But seriously, I got the impression that part of what makes Adrianna and Patrick work so well is that he brings the light-hearted jokes, and she brings the organization and responsibility. I could be wrong, but I think that sort of set-up works. Although, to her credit, Adrianna is pretty hilarious (and thoughtful) herself. She was the mastermind behind the green “Obtain a wife” sign you’ll see at the ceremony (gamers will recognize and love this unique personalization of the wedding ceremony).
I had another unusual moment at Adrianna and Patrick’s wedding. After the ceremony, with less than 30 minutes before the bride and groom were to be formally announced into the reception, we got a little ambitious and took our Jeep “off-road”…..only about 10 feet off the main road, but we did manage to get stuck–with the bride and groom in the back seat. The wheels were spinning, gravel was flying, Rae’s heel was on the peddle and I was behind the vehicle, pushing with everything I had, which wasn’t nearly enough. The wheels were just digging holes. I tried everything (mostly pacing and swearing under my breathe). Quite literally, I was thinking about calling 911. This is where Rae shines. She made me go away, and then she reversed over a pile of logs and stormed her way out of the gravel ditch.
Kudos to Adrianna and Patrick for keeping cool. Kudos to Rae for solving the problem. Kudos to me for not calling 911.
Photography Geek Speak:
The first photo of this blog– couple standing hand-in-hand with the narrow road between the water behind them–is actually a 45 image Brenizer-panorama shot at F3.4, 200mm. With such a long lens and with so many images, I was expecting more of that wonky perspective that often comes with Brenizer-panos. Does anyone know what adjustment I need to make to achieve that ‘wonky perspective’? Thanks in advance for any help!
Cake: Cake Babes
Ceremony Venue: Shining Waters Marine
Decor: Beautiful Linen Rentals
DJ: Advanced System
Florist: I do Flowers
Hair: Michelle Palmer
MUA: Chantelle Brown
Officiant: Rhonda Lemire