I’m excited to announce that Tina and I will be shooting regular reader Luis V and his fiancée Becky’s wedding in March!
Last October, Tina and I had a job in New York City, where we took one evening to eat at regular reader Luis V’s house.
While we were with Luis and his then girlfriend Becky, suddenly Becky’s face brightened with excitement and she said, “We have an announcement to make. We’re engaged!”
Screams were squealed. Hugs were given. And many congratulations and shared excitement ensued.
Luis told me that night that he’d like us to be there and to shoot the wedding. To which I immediately said, “Of course.”
Just before Christmas, Luis called us and officially hired us. Which, oddly enough, I didn’t announce here right away because of the holidays. You guys all run for the hills around that time, and I wanted the announcement to get full exposure.
Becky and Luis are getting married in Maryland, and it’ll be the second wedding I’ve shot for a regular reader. Many of you remember that I shot Xina’s wedding in 2010.
We’re lucky enough to have hung out with both Becky and Luis when we have visited NYC, so we feel like we’re going to be a welcome, familiar part of their celebration.
Just to give you a bit of background, Becky and Luis met on match.com. I met Luis online and in person a few times before meeting Becky, and I could tell when I met her that Luis caught a genuine case of the smittens. They’re great together. When you’re in their presence, it’s like walking into a fog of smart.
I love that.
Most of all, I’m excited to shoot a secular wedding. Becky and Luis will be leaving god out of their celebration, although by state law, they are required to have a church-related officiant perform the ceremony.
I mean, unless you’re having an orgy, there really is no reason to invite a third entity into your marriage. It makes things complicated. Love is hard enough as it is without inviting Yeshua or any other deity into it.
I’ve been twiddling my thumbs trying to come up with this post for a couple weeks. I hope I do justice to my excitement.