Mariah and I went over to Camerin and Alex Dye’s house the other day. We ate some surprisingly good Pizza Hut pizza, drank some great beers (Cam and Brooke had some alcohol-free wine), and chatted. Missi and Brian were there hanging out as well. We laughed, we chatted, we got mauled by Achilles’ tongue (he’s their dog), and got rubbed up against by Padfoot’s little head (he’s their cat). So why am I telling you about my night hanging with some friends? Oh yeah… we delivered their wedding photos as well! I knew there was a specific reason I was blogging about this.
A little more than a year ago, I met Camerin and Alex for the first time. Camerin and Mariah were friends through a mutual friend, but she and Alex were strangers to me. I had no idea who they were going into the initial meeting. What I did know is they were getting married, and I figured they were cool people, since Cam and M were friends. We drank. I probably drank way more than I should have. I guess I didn’t scare them too bad because here we are a year and some change later, and I now count them as true friends.
See, that’s one of the awesome things about this job. It’s personal. Sometimes deeply personal. I suppose it would be fine if all we did was meet up with couples a few times, make sure we all had everything planned out, booked our sessions, met up on the day of to make some awesome art together, then went our separate ways. Maybe some people even prefer that. For the most part though, it’s hard to just consider this just a job. We get to know people at such a crucial time in their lives, and we’re guiding them through some very difficult decisions. That almost guarantees there will be some real bonds formed.
Back to the point… our friends got married. 🙂 It was a beautiful wedding, and the venue, Hermann Hill Weddings, was unreal. I can’t speak highly enough about the place. Camerin, of course, looked gorgeous, as always. Alex was on point as well. Terraflora’s flowers were amazing… the food was amazing… DJ Frizzy was bumpin’… the ceremony was short and sweet (with a champagne break in the middle)… the decor was perfect. The whole day went off without a hitch… aside from Cam and Alex getting hitched, of course. That was a terrible pun. I’m sorry.
Cam and Alex, there’s so much more we could say about it, but I tend to get rambly, so I’ll just leave it at this. We love you guys, and were so happy to be a part of your wedding! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness.