So as I ventured into the blog world, a place that I have very little experience or authority being a part of, I did some research on how to create blogs that have some substance. One of the topics I came across as an idea to write about was simply, “your week in review.” So I must say, after the week I had I thought it was a perfect fit.
One night I shot an engagement session for two friends of mine that are getting married in September. I mean how cool is it have a job you love with people you love?! I knew Tijae and Joe when they started dating and it was clear to everyone that not only were they a perfect fit but their happiness is literally contagious. The best part of shooing two people who are about to get married is that the session has no lists of groups, no worries about the weather (since they can easily be rescheduled) no pressure and no time constraints. It’s simply photographing the energy between two people who are madly in love and that’s fanfuckingtastic.
We walked, we laughed, we shared stories and reminisced on moments seem like a life time ago. There is so much I can see when it comes to people and how they photograph. For me it’s not just about simply clicking the shutter, it’s literally watching how love behaves. I watch it in a laugh, a smile or how hands tighten when they hold on to the others. When I’m able to recognize this behavior and click the shutter at the right moment, I’m done my job and done it right.
I also shot a wedding and can I just say that these two people who were originally strangers quickly became clients and now have become my new bffs 🙂 They had a smaller wedding that focused on good beer, killer food, hilarious friends, great family and what I can only describe as a simple, true love. Did I happen to mention that the super awesome food and drink was not only open to the guests but to me as well? I always make sure to stop and eat at weddings but I don’t ever drink, it just doesn’t seem appropriate but when the bride and groom insist you have a lager or two, well I’m not going to say no- the client’s always right, correct?
The last part of my week can only be described as the exact opposite of all the awesomeness I just shared with you. This is one of those stories that I can’t imagine happening to anyone else, but I’m not shocked it happened to me. One evening around 10:00 at was at my local watering hole and a friend yelled, “MB your car is getting towed.” I ran outside and sprinted down main street yelling for the truck to stop. The truck stopped and he said, “Is there something you want out of the car Kate?” I replied, “Kate?” and told him he was talking to the wrong person. In a matter of 60 very confused seconds I found out this man was repossessing my car but he was looking for the previous owner who apparently owed money but he thought I was her. Of course these guys probably hear that they have the wrong person about one hundred times a day, but in this case he really did. The problem was that even though he had the wrong person he had the right the vin number which was on his order and that was all that mattered. There was nothing I could say or do to convince this guy that it wasn’t me who owed anyone money. And in a matter of seconds I watched my car get towed away, just like that.
Did I happen to mention that this was a Friday night and that the repossession company and the bank were both closed Saturday and Sunday? I had to hitch a ride from a very generous friend to the wedding. Monday morning I found out a close relative was in the hospital but I had no car to get to there! I got myself to Branford as fast as I could but I had to wait almost two hours for them to open, clear the car off their repo list, get the car out of the lot and sign off papers explaining that I didn’t owe any money and that the original lien holder was the person responsible. Can you believe this is real life?! I can’t believe that a piece of my property that I pay good money for every month (and early I might add!) was taken out of my possession for reasons beyond my control.
*when I finally got Ruby Rose back I took full advantage and got the hard top off!
So there it is, my week in review. I will say that all the photos turned out amazing, the person that was in the hospital is home now and I won a nice settlement from Chrysler Financial as a result of their wrongdoings. And now I simply have another “only me,” story I can tell for years to come.