congrats to my dear friends Fiona and Eric!! They were married yesterday at the BlackHawk Car Museum in Danville, CA. I hung out with them from 12noon until close to the end of the reception and shot about 800 pictures.
you know how they say you're your own worst critic? Well there are some that I like and some that I don't. Indoor shots, I suck at. I don't really know how to use an external flash, so when I don't like what I do I switch to no flash. Which means you need a steady hand. and you know how that goes. Thank goodness I'm not a surgeon.
But this one here is one of some that I'm pretty happy with. These were shot indoors in the actual museum part, in a corner away from cars. The walls and floors are all black, so it makes for a very cool setting. I was more interested in the reflection they casted off the museum floor, and I got a few of those. And with Fiona's white dress against the black background, she really stood out.
Most of the bridal party photos were taken outside the musuem, which makes for much better lighting. It wasn't directly overhead, which was good, but it was pretty darn hot outside. I was a sticky, tired mess by the end of the day. And running around in heels doesn't help. I wore flip flops most of the time...way more comfy. There's a huge waterfall/fountain outside the museum, which I thought about dunking my feet in a few times.
5 of the 7 are or were in law enforcement.
when I first got to F&E's house, it was just the guys there. listening to them talk is just like I am when I'm with other pharmacists. We talk drugs, they talk stings and busts and cop stuff. it was kinda funny. and what were we watching on tv? The Academy...for the LA Sheriff's Department.
kinda makes me think I shoulda had a bigger entourage. They all wore sage green tea length dresses (just like my wedding!!). I think Fiona and I were channeling the same wavelength as we were planning our weddings.
Fiona looked so beautiful. and I'm sort of jealous of her train. cuz hers was so manageable compared to the beheamoth I had.
the photographer had to practically stand IN the pond to get this picture (this actual one is mine though). the guys kept telling her one more step to the right, just a little more, more, almost there...
not so funny. especially with 1000's of dollars of photo equipment on her body.
the wedding ceremony. I was off to the side, so not too many ones taken.
Fiona's dad was bawling as he gave her away. it was really sweet. she kept touching his face and assuring him. now that's Daddy's little girl.
One of the rules at the reception was that if we wanted them to kiss, we either had to kiss ourselves or the whole table had to sing a song. So between table 20 (where I sat) and table 19 (a bunch of other college friends), we chose this as our song:
Eric and Fiona sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!!
Eric, you gonna crackin' on that last part or what?
There's more pictures but I won't put them all here. I want to save them for the newlyweds. They'll be off on a Meditteranean cruise come this Tuesday.
Thinking back to when these two first began, it makes me really sentimental and truly happy for the both of them. Eric told me last night that Fiona says him and I are a little bit alike. and I'm sure she didn't mean his bald head and my full head of hair. These two will be very happy I know.