Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Went to the Chapel

I'm still recovering from the emotion and the travel, but I'm too excited to not share.  One of my very dearest friends and my Maid of Honor, tied the knot at our Alma Mater as I stood by her as co-Matron of Honor.  She married the man who I've seen care for her so sweetly during a particularly tough year.  There's no replacement for the joy that you feel over seeing your kindred spirit experience the joy of her wedding day.  There was a sense of loss as well, appropriately so, but this past weekend was also the time for laughter and rejoicing.  When I wasn't busy with my matronly duties, I snapped a few photos.

While I'm delighted with the weekend and overjoyed to have been a part of it, I'm underwhelmed with my photos.  I tried a few different things like white balancing and aperture priority settings, but my grainy results show that I still have a lot to learn! I was glad to have my bestie as the subject - she made an absolutely beautiful bride.  To a long, healthy and happy marriage!


  1. I know you're being critical of your photos, but I love that the first one is grainy! I think that makes the photo :)

  2. the way you processed these, the BW grainy is great effect!!

    but I know what you mean about being less-than-impressed with your own photos.
    congrats to your friend!

  3. A Rooke Chapel bride?! :) I'm partial, being (having been?) a Rooke Chapel bride myself.

  4. Thanks @Ellie and @Lattelove! This little collection turned out good enough for the blog ;) I'm not going to advertise the rest of the rejects - lol.

    @Jess, Yes! It was beautiful. It'd love to go to more BU weddings.

  5. I agree with the others, I love the grainy effect on these! I've been messing around with my camera for months and I just took a photo workshop for beginners this weekend (you can read about it on my blog if you're interested) - it was really helpful!