Always on the job, even at a friend's wedding.

I know that I'm not fully ready to get back into the wedding industry, but I still like to take pictures at my friends' family weddings. I just came back from a wedding in Philadelphia. A wonderful wedding, we had a great time, but mostly I watched the photographers and videographers and how they worked.

Some times I find that the photographers will get lost in the wedding. The photographer or videographer will be looking for those winning images from the viewpoint of the bride or groom. Which is ok, but sometimes you need to kick back and watch those that came to the wedding. That is, their mothers, fathers, cousins and other guests.

These secondary important people, will add as much color to the final product as the bride and groom will. This one photograph is of the groom's father and the nephew/grandson/ring bearer. The grandfather is checking on the wedding ring that the grandson, aka ring bearer is carriage before the ceremony. If you only pay attention to the bride and groom one hundred percent of the time, you miss out on the more colorful characters of the wedding and miss a chance to add more local color to your final album.

 grandfather and the ring bearer

grandfather and the ring bearer