Wednesday, June 03, 2015

With A Little Help From My Friends
Last Saturday I attended a 60th Anniversary Party.  It’s difficult for me to process that Number (60) in relation to people being married that long–but how Awesome is that??  I fully intended to be a guest and I even entertained the thought of not bringing Any camera to the event (so you can see where my head is lately).  I don’t own a data phone so I wouldn’t have even had that for photos.  But, alas, as God ordained, I received a phone call LATE the night before the event from the hostess (the Daughter of the Anniversary Couple) imploring me to take pics at the event because she had totally forgotten that   Wee.   Little.    Detail.
Hahaha, how could I refuse?  The couple and I have been friends for 43 years and I Love Her Dearly, so of course I said “yes”, but in my head/heart I was muttering.  Well, it turned out fine and, of course, I had a great time.  So, during the event, which was basically dinner at a venue (Turf Tavern in Scotia–which, btw, I HIGHLY recommend), a few speeches from anyone willing to hold the mic, and some great dessert, I took a few shots of The Couple with various people, etc.  As the event was winding down I announced that everyone had to get their photo taken as a keepsake for The Couple and they should meet me right outside the door as they were leaving.  Amazingly, everyone was super-agreeable.
The thing is, it’s been so long since I did an “event” that I was way too serious and the first few photos were just “for the record”.  But then, I Got A Little Help From My nutty Friends.  And, of course, those photos are my favorites of all the ones I took that night, except, maybe, the photo of the couple Cutting the Cake.

In the following photo, we were having a very intense discussion about whether the women should pull their dresses up a Little on their legs.  One said, Absolutely Not, while at the same time her 80-something-year-old-mother was cooperating.  Too funny.  I think this is my All Time Favorite of the night.  Check it out.  All the men are looking at the camera and All the Women are looking at each other.  What a hoot.

And here's the Anniversary Couple.  What a testimony to Hanging in There through good and bad times.  I Love Them.

1 comment:

Trisha said...

What a GREAT story and GREAT accompanying photos!!! I love each and every one of these images…and the story behind them!

In the first photo, the Lady in Red is awesome…you're lucky to have such helpful friends!!! Image #2 is funny, too, with most of the ladies pulling up their dresses while the other ones are pointing and/or looking at each other. Meanwhile, the men are all looking at the camera. Priceless! Of course, I love the third image of the Anniversary Couple…very cool that you caught reflections of the guests in the mirror. Great shot!

I believe you would have ended up taking at least your point-and-shoot to the party, anyway, but thank goodness your friend asked you to photograph this Very Important Event! Your images are priceless, and I'm sure they will be cherished by the couple and their family/friends for years to come.

P.S. What a wonderful Memory Book your photos would make for the Anniversary Couple!!! 60 years…wow…not many earn that badge! :-)