Sunday, April 01, 2007

Redneck Wedding

We attended a wedding this weekend. I think the girls in khaki and pink were the official photographers. Notice the one in the background, clutching her camera. My daughter had my camera and was taking photos. From the looks of things, this gal must have thought my daughter was infringing on her territory. She kept glaring at my daughter the whole time. I was watching. Honestly, we did not want the job!

(Some photographer I am anyway--I was concentrating on applying the things I have been learning and forgot to change my setting for indoor lighting and also forgot to change my flash to avoid the dreaded red-eye syndrome! Consequently, my favorite photo of the bride looks like a red-eyed demon of epic proportions. I think I can fix it though.)

I could do a lovely photo essay on redneck weddings, but I am resisting the temptation. These are my people, and I love 'em. But just for you, my faithful few readers, I am posting a poignant butt shot of the pride.

I realize I do have a thing about butt shots and I am powerless over it. The reason is, when you pull out a camera and people see it, they go dingers on you. They either freeze up or start saying "cheese" incessantly, or they start trying to slip behind you so that they will not be caught by the camera (that is my strategy--always get behind the camera!). But, butt shots, ah, that is my niche!

And to think, just last week in the photography class, when the teacher was asking us if any of us had discovered a specific photograph niche, I had no clue what my niche might be!


  1. Your timing is nothing short of hillarious. I am reading blogs while uploading 136 pictures of Redneck Nuptuals at their finest.

    I so feel yer pain.

    My people got married out side. On the side of the garage. Yessireebob.

    The bbq was really good though.

    That first picture is prize-winner hillarious. I love the look on the pink girl's face!

  2. ~laffin~ We all have a talent! I am so glad yours is butt shots cause they really do mean so much to your readers.

  3. Well, as I said, my Lent was totally messed up without those parade butt shots that I so look forward to. There is something to be said for seeing things from the bee-hind. Makes me wonder what the front looks like. And riddle me this, why do gals that have bee-hinds always find those gowns that make that bee-hind look even bigger than it already is? They need to do away with those poofy butt gowns. Just my opinion, but I am sticking to it.

  4. well, dang me...I am on IE tonight and IE didn't make me jump through 12 hoops signing in to blogger just to post a dang comment.

  5. I could have sworn I left a comment here the other day.

  6. Rach I guess it is the time of the year for love to be in the air! Pink girl was sort of scary--she had a serious "go-to and stay-put" look!

    Thank you Princess, I am so glad to be of such service to my loyal readers!

    Ayekah I sure don't understand the appeal of those poofy butt gowns, but I have never been a frou-frou sort of gal.

    FlutterbyDarn Blogger probably ate your comment!

  7. Oh my, that girl photographer has the scariest look on her face- I would have run screaming!
    I have missed your butt shots- should have gotten one of that photographer!

  8. least said about that dress the better :)

  9. Please, please, please, post an essay on redneck weddings. You need to broaden your readers' cultural understanding.

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  11. Hee-hee! I love the title you gave that first photo: "throwdown." But I am just not going to comment on wedding gowns and butt shots. Wouldn't be dignified. And you know I am ALL about that.

  12. RCJ That would have been such fun, to get a butt shot of the territorial photographer!

    Lorna Ha! I think it was the hoop in the hem that made navigation a bit difficult.

    Oh Patti, I agree, some of my readers could use the broadening of cultural understanding, but I hesitate to reveal exactly how well I understand redneck culture!

    (Like David, I am all about keeping dignified!)

    David Yes, I will be proud to know that you have managed to keep your dignity intact!

    "Throwdown" is a perfect title-- you never know how many wrestling moves a redneck knows!!


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