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the last wedding post (probably) [Nov. 2nd, 2009|07:36 am]
kyle cassidy
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[music |frank sinatra at the coffee shoppe]

The Ohio trip is coming to a close. I have two, or possibly three more portraits today, then I'm back home to trillian_stars and Roswell (and Milla and Tatty and Safetypinn) - it feels like I've been gone ... forever ... so much has been packed in to this, so many people, so many experiences, so many things to bring home. I'm still torn about travel. I love to see other places, I love to meet people, but at the same time I really miss being home. I've no idea how Neil (and Amanda and all my other touring musician friends) can be away from home for months at a time. Everyone should have a sofa to call their own, something that welcomes them home.

In any event I'm going to save the awesome cool news for tomorrow so as not to dillute this.

I don't photograph weddings. Ever. Don't ask. Well, unless you're a famous novelist. Yesterday I broke down and photographed Cathrynne Valente's wedding. Wedding photography is a very particular thing which I don't think I'm very good at. (I always recommend Conrad Erb to people who ask, he's really good and loves what he's doing.)

Hopefully I rose to the occasion yesterday. Cat and Dimitri have been friends and inspirations and house guests for a long time and it was wonderful to see them come together in a really wonderful confluence.

Since I have No Idea how to photograph a wedding, I pretend everything's an album cover.

It wasn't just a wedding, but also a book release for her new novella Under in the Mere

I've packed up the car, am in a coffee shoppe having a muffin, there are some more adventures scheduled for today. I'm so grateful for them, and the ones leading up for it, and all the people I met and new friends. It really is a wonderful life. Go out and do something amazing today.

More good news tomorrow, which involves comic books.

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[User Picture]From: krool1280
2009-11-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
Your entries are always such a breath of fresh air with all the positive energy and genuine wish of the same for everyone. That picture is hilarious and fun, and I love the fall colors!
Safe travels to your love, your couch, and your cats.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-11-02 05:59 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful thing to hear. Thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: chang3002
2009-11-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Sooj leaping like a wedding pixie has to be the best thing next to the stunning bride and groom.

So sorry I missed it but it looks like they did okay without me. :)

I treat every picture like it's for an album cover. And I'm no photog.
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[User Picture]From: tithenai
2009-11-02 04:11 pm (UTC)

Aw, I thought you were going to come for breakfast this morning -- I'm sorry I didn't get to say a proper goodbye to you. It was so fabulous to get to spend time with you! Also, you rocked that sweater HARD. :p
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-11-02 05:13 pm (UTC)
I had to take Gen to work. I am actually banging on the door right now. No one is answering.

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[User Picture]From: s00j
2009-11-02 04:13 pm (UTC)

Miss you already.
Go safely!
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[User Picture]From: chamisa
2009-11-02 04:17 pm (UTC)
That is definitely one of the best wedding photos I've ever seen. And yay for fun adventures!
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[User Picture]From: thimbleofrain
2009-11-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
That may be the coolest wedding photo I've ever seen.
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[User Picture]From: karohemd
2009-11-02 04:38 pm (UTC)
What an awesome photo, from the jumping guitar player to the creepy kid in white. :D

Also, kudos for your episode of abe_kroenen, very atmostpheric.
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[User Picture]From: spryng
2009-11-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
Wow - nice. It's pretty refreshing to see a wedding photo that's not in the usual wedding photo fashion. I've been looking at wedding photos a lot lately, and they really have their own style. Which is nice and it works well for weddings, but man, does it get repetitive and dull.
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[User Picture]From: katden
2009-11-02 06:45 pm (UTC)
Since I have No Idea how to photograph a wedding, I pretend everything's an album cover.

A perfectly incredible idea!!!
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[User Picture]From: lapswood
2009-11-02 07:11 pm (UTC)
No offense but the little girl looks really creepy! A bit like the girl in Harper's Island tv show. It must be what she's wearing.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-11-02 10:09 pm (UTC)
12mm - not quite fisheye, but pretty wide. Thanks for coming over!
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[User Picture]From: mutantenemy
2009-11-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
Are you kidding me? That is an AWESOME wedding shot! I love how every person is doing their own thing (reading, Hamlet-monologuing, jumping, etc). Plus, I love your philosophy, weddings are a celebration and should look like rock album covers. :)
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[User Picture]From: lucky_fool
2009-11-02 10:54 pm (UTC)
I have No Idea how to photograph a wedding

Balderdash! While you may have no idea how every other wedding photographer in the country manages to put out virtually identical work you most certainly know how to photograph a wedding.

Getting everyone to look like they're enjoying being photographed is a skill that should be appreciated. Most wedding photos just look like everyone in them, other than the bride and groom, would rather be doing something else. And after the first five or so I think the bride and groom would rather be elsewhere as well.
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[User Picture]From: geekers
2009-11-02 11:11 pm (UTC)
I prefer your wedding photos to standard wedding photos, which are usually dull/boring.
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[User Picture]From: desar
2009-11-03 12:22 am (UTC)
unless you're a famous novelist. wait what are you implying there dear sir? do you know something we don't know? :) j/k
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-11-03 12:37 am (UTC)
I think everyone knows that Catheynne M. Valente is a famous novelist!
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