Posed, formal family portraits were pretty low on my photography priority list, but even I can see that they’re nice to have—I just didn’t want to spend a lot of time taking them! I may have rushed our photographers a bit, and I appreciate their patience as I called out the groupings, adding one more person per group after each handful of shots.
We started with just us and Mama Leadfoot, then added in Dr. Aunt.
Then my brothers got into the picture, finally adding my sister-in-law. Mom sorta missed the everyone-stand-at-an-angle memo, but it’s all good.
Then we switched to Roadie’s family, starting with his mom, then adding his dad in too. Roadie’s parents are divorced and don’t really interact all that much of their own volition, so we were a little concerned about how tense this day might be. We needn’t have worried, though—they either took an oath to be shiny, happy people this day or their ire has mellowed over the years.
A funny thing happened with one of these pictures. Roadie’s dad posted one of the group shots on his Facebook page, and a few people got really confused since he was wearing a white jacket and standing next to me. Someone on his friends list asked, “D, you didn’t?!” And we always thought it was the women wearing white we had to worry about!
Looking back on the photos we do have (more than this, but I limited the ones in the post since, well, they only really matter to the people in them), I do wish I’d asked for one with us and both sides of the family together, but there’s nothing to be done about it now. It’s not a full-on regret, just wish I’d thought of it then.
At this point we were getting close to the start of cocktail hour, so I sent our families up to the Gathering Hall so they wouldn’t have to rush (and so Mom could get some coffee). The golf cart would be coming down for us, and we wanted time to take some staged getaway pictures with it before we arrived at cocktail hour ourselves.
- Dishing the Dirt on the Venue
- Baking & Bride-Napping
- A Moment of Calm
- And Then the Chaos
- We Rehearse
- Our Rehearsal Dinner
- Last Minute Edits
- Up with the Sun
- Getting Spiffy
- Writer, Artist & Bookkeeper
- Wedding Date:
- November 2013
- Honey Lake Plantation