March 31st, 2006

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Wedding

Well, around 5:30pm this afternoon, I'll be driving down the road to the lodge at Cheniere Lake Park Area 1 to videotape my friend James' daughters wedding. He asked me about a month ago if I'd do it, and I said "Sure, if nothing comes up.", since I'm always geeky when it comes to using anything electronic. Guess it's a good thing Wal-Mart didn't want me to report this previous Tuesday instead of next Tuesday, I might not have been able to attend. James will be supplying the camcorder, and I have an old tripod I can use to make for a steady picture.

On a slightly different note, this wedding will be making me feel even older. I remember when his daughter was an infant.... now she's 22. Why does it seem the older one gets, the faster time seems to fly?
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The Wedding

The wedding of James' oldest daughter Janice went well, but I can't say the same about the results of my videotaping. I got the hang of James' camcorder in no time, but the positioning of it on the tripod was a different story entirely. First, I thought it would take place inside the lodge, but it was outside. Then, I picked a place to set up the camcorder to where I thought I'd be able to get the bride and groom walking up the "aisle", which I assumed they would both enter from the same location to walk up to the preacher. WRONG... Gene walked up from a location behind the preacher, and James walked his daughter down the aisle. Completely screwed up the shots I was going for!

Later, Eddice (James' current wife), said there had been no rehearsals. James said at the end of the evening that even HE had no idea where he was supposed to be at until the "last minute". Made me not feel quite so bad as a videographer.

Anywho... enough of my horror story of the taping of the wedding... here are a few still peektures from the evening, mostly at the reception afterwards... Collapse )
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