Yesterday, regular-reader Xina ran a 10k in the mountains of North Carolina. I think she did it in record time. Something like a minute or two. Damn she’s fast.
Yesterday I shot a trade show in the morning to afternoon, then ran over to a residence where I shot a commitment ceremony for a gay couple who were celebrating their 10th anniversary.
There was a religious tone to the ceremony, but it was definitely an honor to be a part of what felt historic. There were parts when I got chills. There was love and commitment there and that’s all that marriage needs to be.
It was an intimate group of people, the couple’s closest friends and family. They followed the ceremony with a dinner and Tina and I left.
On the way home, I was destroyed. It was a full day of the kind of photography that requires a sort of happy personality that takes über practice. When you have to flex the, “okay smile and turn this way” muscle for that many hours to literally hundreds of people, it should qualify as a marathon sporting event.
Above is a Cinemagraph I took with Kinotopic yesterday during my lunch break. Tina wasn’t with me all day as she usually is, because we didn’t have anyone to check in on Lu dog.
Monday is going to be a long day as well. I’ll try to find some shots to share and get some stuff scheduled to post so you can pretend I still love you.