Thursday, June 12, 2008
Mostly Sunny With 100% Chance of Showers
Last weekend, I drove to PA for Lauri's shower. (Lauri is my friend Andrea's younger sister, but I officially claim her as my friend now, too.) Last spring, Lauri started emailing me about shooting weddings, and- since photo geekery is like my favorite thing ever to talk about- I started opining about lenses and flashes and digital cards and web templates. By the time I came up for air, it was October.
She came out of the box with a BANG! at her very first wedding job, and hasn't stopped since. Seriously, Lauri got so good, so fast, I had no reservations about asking her and then business partner-now-fabulous-autonomous-photographer in her own right Katie to shoot Joel's and my wedding immediately after we got engaged.
But Lauri got engaged about five minutes later, and we found ourselves with weddings dates within a week of each other. I'll be on my honeymoon when she gets married, and she'll be running around like crazy with last minute details, so we agreed to shoot each other's showers and engagement sessions as, like, a barter-y thing. (And then we booked our respective hetero photo girl crushes to shoot our weddings.)
You can see the rest of the photos from Lauri's Shower here.
She and Andrea are driving up here this weekend for my shower, which- yes, I know about it; and no, I didn't want it to be a surprise. I don't like surprises anyway, and I frequently dribble things down the front of my shirt. I just wanted to know WHEN it was, so I can decrease the likelihood of having a stain on my chest while 30 people watch me open gift-wrapped kitchenware. It's me, so I can never *guarantee* that I won't have, say, ketchup on my pants, but at least this way I can *try* not to.
I AM really excited about many, many of my favorite women being all together at the same time, AND I get to see Andrea and Lauri two weekends in a row. That, like, never happens. Ever. :) Safe travels, everyone.