BUT; ahh . . . there is always a 'But'.
There are rules when your sister is the photographer. For instance, any and all images are at her mercy and she will deliver them to you as she pleases. She purposefully shoots in raw so that any computer that you might have laying around will most likely not have a program capable of opening the files-this is so she can look, edit, & crop before converting them to files viewable by you and I, the little people.
Another rule, or 'Photographer Etiquette', is 'Thou shalt wait to share/post pictures until the subject herself/himself has at least seen them. Take a bride, for example. The bride and her mother are the first people who get to see final pictures from the Big Day. It is not a pretty picture [pun intended] if any files or images get leaked and the bride finds out.
Normally this last one is not a problem as I rarely have a personal interest in the weddings that she shoots. But every once and a while when say, oh, I don't know, your COUSIN gets married, well, that changes things a little bit.
My cousin, Laura Loo, got married last September 17. At one time she was a very committed reader of my blog and would comment on it regularly. However, because six months have gone by and ZERO blog post has appeared to feature the wedding I cannot imagine that she is still in my audience. She probably thinks I don't love her anymore. I wouldn't blame her if she did. BUT this isn't the case!!! Loo, if you are reading this, I have PROOF that I tried-REALLY HARD-to do this at an appropriate time.
EXHIBIT A: ***my comments in regard to the pictures are BOLD & HI-LIGHTED
AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT?!?!?! I STILL DO NOT HAVE PICTURES FROM HER. At least I think I don't. So, I am being forced to COPY & PASTE images from the internet, something that makes Emily CRINGE. Hehe. Maybe this will light a small fire.
So, here you go; pictures from the BEAUTIFUL occasion:
The venue was Uh-May-Zing! There was a creek running through where the ceremony took place and an old, abandoned Gristmill. I love ruins! And we didn't even have to go abroad :)
Emily had a great idea to include a picture of all of the wedding rings in the family. As shown here, Sherry [MOB] is decked out in Laura, Rhonda, & Amy's engagement rings as well as Sherry's own, original wedding set and her new and improved 40-year set!
When I wasn't arranging centerpieces, hair, or smiles you could find me entertaining this little guy. Or, rather, he entertained me. Nathan is Cousin Rhonda's youngest child. So Adorable :)
My other duty: the other 4 kids! They are so precious & CRAZY!!!! But, if you knew their parents-especially their fathers [married into the family]-you would understand 110%. I love them!
The studly men. I don't remember/know all of their names but the one in front is Groom Spence, fourth from the right is Cousin Jonathan, and far right is Cousin Greg. These guys are nuts but we love them!
I LOVED the turquoise; Laura found the matching shoes on sale at a Nine West outlet [I think they were Nine West!]. I would attempt at telling you which ones are my cousins but I don't want to offend anyone. I think Amy and Rhonda are on the far left and I'm almost certain Bride Laura is in the white ;)
The wedding party. The day could not have been prettier!
The nieces & nephews. Don't you want to just eat them up?! Such a beautiful picture.
If I know Rhonda-and I'm pretty sure that I do-she's going to kill me for putting this picture up of her. But if I know her older sister Amy-and I know that I do-she has done much worse than post a silly & cute picture of her dancing her heart out online :)