Catherine is a very precious young lady. She is my “daughter by another mother”, my soul sister in dreams and aspirations, and my friend.
As a teen, she wanted to study sociology and be an archeologist and in her college studies takes classes that keep her connected to her dream. She wants to be a writer and has kept a journal for many years. She plans to travel and this is why, when she told me about her plans to marry, I made her promise she would still do everything she could to live out her dreams. She is only twenty and I want so much for her to have a rich and wonderful life and she told me that her new husband is supportive and willing to let her grow.
I decided the best gift was that of my creative self (and the use of my Nikon D90) to take a series of photos that provided a different angle of her wedding day memories and I hope somewhere in the 487 photos I took, many of which will be deleted (those darn blinkers!), she finds a special image that captures her special day that the professional photographer did not.
The difference between someone with a camera and photographer is that the photographer is not afraid to take dozens of photographs to get that one special look. So, be a PHOTOGRAPHER and take LOTS of photographs and don’t be afraid to delete the bad ones.
And by the way…I did slip some cash in the card I made for her…just in case.