When my sister was married this past September, I almost didn’t want to be in the wedding. Of course, as her sister, I was expected to be a bridesmaid and all of that.
But I like to take pictures of everything that I do. It’s the way that I record my experiences. I suck at keeping a journal, though I’ve tried a number of times, and flipping through old photos brings back the moments captured, and those surrounding them in a very real way.
I’m not a professional by any means, so I couldn’t be the wedding photographer, which was ok, since she would have wanted me in the wedding party no matter what kind of a photographer I was.
They had a great photographer handling the wedding, which meant that they didn’t want members of the wedding party using their own cameras during the ceremony.
So I compromised, and took pictures during the rehearsal instead. The lighting wasn’t as good, and people weren’t in their wedding clothes, but I got some fun photos and I was really happy with them. It let me get some photos, and still stand up there looking like a normal human being during the actual wedding.
How do you record your memories?