aka Springfield, VA.
Social networking is the strangest thing.
In 1998 I took my first plane trip ever to Syracuse, NY to visit a friend at SU. I stayed with him in his ‘frat house’. There I met Robyn. She was vivacious and fabulous and she taught me how to drink CiderJack (like a champ). We stayed in touch via email & AIM for a little while but as with most things the contact dwindled.
Sometime about 5 years ago, when myspace was still cool, I thought I’d search her. With a very unique last name I was sure I’d found her and we exchanged OMG’s.
Myspace was never my favorite. It was too hard to do/see/be. Then came facebook. We friended. She announced she was engaged. I jokingly pimped myself out. November 2009, I get a message, asking if I was serious and would I travel to the DC area to shoot her wedding. In January?!
So after my whirlwind second half of 2009 I caught my breath, packed my bags, and boarded a fight to this destination wedding. Only I would have a destination wedding in DC in January. I didn’t care, I was SO excited. It was also the first time ever I’d taken a trip completely alone. (yes, I was 31. sheesh)
I made it in one piece! Flight, Luggage, Metro, Shuttle, Hotel, Rehearsal! (Destination wedding fact: If the travel plans include me arrived and settled by the time of your rehearsal/dinner – I’m there & shooting as a bonus!)
The wedding was taking place at the Mason District Park Amphitheater and after a somewhat … loud & gleeful reunion in the hotel lobby we headed off.
The dinner. Which was at a chinese restaurant which had the best ever ‘beef candy’ I’ve ever had. Ever. I have no idea what it was but I still want it at least twice a month.
Argh! Delinquent blogger strikes again. I know that I took this picture on the left with purpose, there was a story. But.. uh… Bueller?
The bride and groom. I think this is the for better or worse before and after. HAHA 😉
By the time I left I was SO excited for the wedding. This small sampling of their loved ones & friends and family was so amazing – I could only imagine what the next day had to bring!
And you did an AWESOME job! It was great to meet you there. I’ve spent plenty of time in that frat house (though it’s something else now…). 🙂 Glad you came out for Robyn’s wedding. I also remember the picture above with the talking hands but not enough to fill you in. Have a great day!