Matt and Tyona wanted family photos but they didn’t exactly want to be IN them. They knew they had to in order to appease family members. Raise your hand if you can identify! I am certainly one of those people who would rather be behind the camera rather than in front of it. I promised Tyona that everything would be fine and I would come up with something that would please everyone.
In the end it’s always worth it to take a risk and get those family photos made. You just never know what tomorrow brings. You just.never.know. And I’m so proud of Matt and Tyona for making this happen! You did it guys! I think everyone had fun for the most part. Tom, the 4 yr old, said that it was boring and stupid about 10 minutes into the session. Kids say the darnest things! That kid was jumping off things, being silly and he got to stand right next to a train as it whizzed past him so I don’t think it was all THAT bad for him. 😉 What a riot!
Tyona told me that she wanted their session to have a definite Ephrata feel to it because they know they won’t be here for TOO much longer. What a great way to remember their time in E-town?!
Katie is reading her favorite book.
I don’t think I knew this sign existed until Tyona requested this shot. I’m so glad she did!
I told them what to do in case a train came, but I didn’t think it would actually happen. Score!
Thanks, A-Team! It was a pleasure 🙂
This a FABULOUS deal! All sessions must be pre-registered and pre-paid. In case of inclement weather a full refund will be issued.
Crazy story. Josh and the kids and I went to Grand Coulee for a wedding last weekend. Sat. morning I had a family photo session there, a hair appointment after that and then we were just going to hang out until the wedding started. On Saturday, after my morning photo session, I’m sitting in the massage chair waiting for my color to set and gabbing with the other ladies at the salon. In walks the mother of the bride (We used to live in Coulee and know Karrie from way back) to get her make up done. We’re just chit chatting and asking her how the day was going for her. Karrie begins to tell us that a few of the vendors have backed out. Not one, but a few. As it turns out, the photographer was one of them. They were calling and emailing people last minute to find a replacement,but no one was coming through for them. Of course I was going to do it for them! Any one with a heart would do the same.
Dude, it’s someone’s wedding day! You don’t back out on someone on their wedding day. It doesn’t matter what your skill level is. If you say you’re going to do something, you do it. People are counting on you. With that being said always, always, ALWAYS get a signed contract when dealing with wedding vendors even if it’s a friend. A contract protects the client AND the vendor. I’ve heard too many horror stories about this very sort of thing.
I’m so glad that I was at the right place, at the right time. I thank God that I already had a photo session scheduled that weekend or else I wouldn’t have even brought my camera. In that case I would have used someone else’s and THAT would have been super frustrating. Time was against me all the way, but we made it work. I had 1 lovely assistant and a makeup artist that stepped up to the plate in a big way. Thank you Elizabeth and Anjye…and Nate and Raehanne for helping us get our kids ready, fed and out the door!
And without further adieu…
Sadly, the bridesmaids were not ready in time for their pre-wedding shots. I was able to take my time and get good shots of the guys so that’s why there are so many of them. This is why it’s important to be on time…for all involved with the photos.
The girls in their cute, sparkly Toms….love ’em!
I couldn’t stop smiling when Katie told me the idea she had for this photo session. She wanted to do a Mad Hatter inspired tea party….”weird and awesome” she said. Here you go, Katie! I hope I did your “weird and awesome” justice. 🙂
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And the fabulous Brittany Stiles of Classy Cuts did hair and makeup.