Thought I'd post some portraits I've done recently. Back in the spring, a family friend who's moved to another state returned to go to the prom with a friend. She asked me to do the prom pictures.
Her date took us to a private club/camp on Lake James, which served as a beautiful backdrop for prom pics. Here are a couple.
Then in June, a friend of my granddarling Lo asked me to make some engagement pictures for her. So, against my best instincts of putting someone's precious memories in my hands, I said yes.
The wedding was to be a traditional Hmong wedding and was scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. this past Saturday, moving at 5:00 p.m. to Hickory which is about 45 miles from our town.
About 11:30 Saturday morning, Lo called and asked if I'd take some pictures of her and her friend in their bridemaid dresses. And Lo says, "Do I have a story for you!"
So Lo and her friend (they've been best friends since they were infants in Daycare together) dropped by looking just lovely.
They had gotten up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the day-long festivities, and at 8:30 a.m. arrived at the bride's home where the wedding was to be held. The chairs in the yard were strewn about, and eventually the bride's dad answered the doorbell. They went in and folks were everywhere sleeping, but the bride was nowhere in sight. Laughing as it was really funny, he related to the girls that the wedding had been performed the night before and the bride and groom had returned to South Carolina, but would be in Hickory at 5:00 p.m. They had been in contact with the bride the previous afternoon, so they had no idea what had happened. Lo had turned down work for the day, she and her friend had spent hours looking for a dress that would meet the bride's color requirement and their budget, then had to have the dresses altered.
|Lo on left, Cat on right|
Until next time...