I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm totally a paid photographer.
It's a recent development.
A friend of mine asked me to take her engagement and wedding photos.
I've had great anxiety over it.
Because I'm just a mess of a professional.
Don't get me wrong, I love to take pictures.
But, grabbing the camera when my kid is being cute and editing the pictures until I like them is something totally different than...well, being an actual photographer.
In the week leading up to the wedding, I'd borrowed some additional equipment from my other friend (who is actually a photographer), thinking that I'd mess around with it and learn how to use it off You Tube.
What really happened is that I was sicker than a dog and didn't even pick the stuff up.
However, I was extremely confident that I could take the stuff to the reception and learn how to use it on the fly.
If a more awkward photographer ever existed, I'd like to meet them to make myself feel better.
I was juggling this lens and that lens and the flash and never once did I get the right combination.
To top it all off, I still wasn't feeling 100% and therefore, wasn't nearly as pushy as I should have been.
Bless the bride and the groom though, because they were endlessly patient with my follies and even re-enacted several things I'd missed.
The temple pictures went much better.
Mostly because there was a man with a bullhorn and a sandwich board just outside the temple gates telling all of us Mormons how we're going to hell for some reason or another.
I'm not going to lie, I kind of enjoyed him.
And lusted after his bullhorn.
When I get approval from the bride, I'll post some of the pictures here.
Not because the pictures are all that great, but because the bride bears an uncanny resemblance to Rachel McAdams.
And you know I have a girl crush on her.