Wednesday, August 18, 2010

hello

Hello, I'm tired.

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We have three weddings this week. I think three weddings in one week might be more insane than two weddings in one weekend, but I'll let you know once it's over.

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Yesterday we were at Crear, one of our bestest venues and the following conversation was had:

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Guest A: "how long do you have to go? If you don't mind me asking."
Guest B: "about 10 days by the looks of her"
Me: (bearing my 'oh, how amusing you are' smile) "12 weeks actually."
Guests A, B, C, D & E: (collectively) "whoaaaaaa."

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I'm sure it's a surprise to no one that weddings are getting harder. Although t's not actually the work that sucks but the sitting in the car on the way to and from the weddings that jiggles everything most unpleasantly. And the getting up really early. And the cheese sandwiches for dinner. And I don't care much for having to dress nice and wash my hair either. But the work is actually still mostly great.

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Standing up is easier than sitting (I can breath standing up, and my abdominal muscles don't ache so horrendously) and taking photos instead of sitting at the desk all day editing is the most wonderful treat for both body and soul.

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And and and! Waiters are much much nicer to me now, the girls bring me food and drinks and ask me if I'm ok and the teenage boys grin at me (big grins full of braces) and hold open doors. I love it.

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N says that the teenage boys are grinning because I've clearly been 'getting some' but I think they're just sweeties.

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Of course there's always the chance that I now remind them of their mothers or aunts or some other older, bigfatmotherly types, but let's leave that idea well alone, m'kay?

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Oh yes, the point. The point of this post was to say hello, I still love you and I'll prolly be away for the rest of the week. And however long it takes to recover from three weddings in one week.

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In the meantime perhaps you can amuse yourselves with a glimpse at (or a thorough browse through, whichever tickles your fancy) our Lillian and Leonard blog and some of the weddings we've done so far this summer.

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Of course, that's just a tiny selection because we still have five that we've done over the last few weeks that haven't been edited in the slightest. Eight by Sunday. But that doesn't scare me. It doesn't it doesn't it doesn't. Honestly.

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*all photos by Lillian and Leonard, aka me and him, aka us.


24 comments:

  1. Those pictures make me smile. I love you guys.

    I hope you get lots of rest; 3 weddings in 1 week sounds exhausting even for the not-pregnant person.


    12 weeks!!!

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  2. lovely. i wondered how you could handle all that photographing while pregnant, so i'm glad to know you're holding up okay!

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  3. Three weddings in one week! Yeah, I thought doing two were bad. And while pregnant? You must be a superwoman. Glad to hear the shooting is good for your body and soul!

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  4. the sleepy little ones make me melt.

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  5. Oh a Peony almost in full bloom is so pretty.

    She is also rather inspirational.

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  6. I don't know how you do it. I mean I don't even walk my son to the park anymore :-( And you have double the babies!

    Hang in there though, the end is near. Sending some good energy vibes. And oh, I'm sure I told you this 100 times already, but you guys are UNBELIEVABLY talented.

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  7. sweet little weddings and i would enjoy all the extra pampering and attention that you get - carrying twinnies soo deserves that.

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  8. haha what a great post. seems like you're doing a great job keeping up with all of it!
    ps. have you seen away we go? one of my favorites. i love when the airline won't let her fly- your little wedding conversation made me think of it :)

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  9. I am glad to see you enjoyed the shooting..Take care of yourself and your body while working ^^

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  10. Oh lord! And I thought it was crazy when I shot 2 weddings in one weekend....not pregnant.....my goodness you are brave. I hope your feet are not swelling like mine did in the last few months of pregnancy....I am really feeling this one for you...good luck! smiles.

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  11. I love everything about this post. You are adorable!

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  12. By the way, Nye is SO right. ;)

    xooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  13. The expression on the little boy's face is priceless.

    Your work ethic is impressive. I'm far too lazy to be as industrious as doing three weddings in a weekend while pregnant with twins (or whatever the non-photographer, non-pregnant equivalent is).

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  14. Sigh. I want to get married all over again so that you guys can be our photographers (ours wasn't very good I'm afraid). You're soooo good.

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  15. Take however long you need to recover, hope it all goes well!

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  16. Yes, standing up! Why do I keep suggesting you sit down?! In the car, recline that seat as far as it will go. Definitely helps.

    Photos gave me a warm glow. What a gift to see and capture such beauty.

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  17. omg, ditto the warm glow feeling! Love this all. And your N is hilarious -- I laughed out loud, and will prolly share that with my own hubs, who will say he thought the same thing. Um, in the least dirtiest way possible... yikes. Yea, nice world ;)!

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  18. These pictures on your blog are truly amazing. Love all of them. Great great one!!!
    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE
    SHOP

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  19. Laughing at the teen boys and the getting some comment! Look after yourself though – that's a lot of work! (My best friend is v pregnant at the mo, so have a vague idea of how tired you must be... only a vague one of course being a non-pregnant person!) x

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  20. love that photo of the bride touching your belly! you and your hubs do such a fantastic job!

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  21. wonderful photos, as always!

    I'm leaning towards 2 weddings in one weekend as being more tiring. I met a photographer at a friend's wedding this past weekend, and she had 2 weddings and 3 hours of sleep :( I hope you get lots of rest!

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play nice.