Friday, August 13, 2010

Bridal Portraits

On Wednesday afternoon we picked up my mom and drove to Fort Worth to meet my niece for her bridal portraits. I am always a little nervous about taking pictures for something as important as this. The fact that she is depending on me to take her wedding pictures is a little nerve wracking!

I am testing out a new camera, Nikon D80 to see how it does and I barrowed a friends flash. That too made me nervous. The flash is expense and I didn't want to break it.

Anyway, we arrived at the chapel which is absolutely beautiful. It is the Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth. It is located at the Lena Pope Home. We only had an hour for our photo session so we rushed in and helped my niece get into her wedding gown. She looks stunning by the way.

I took over four hundred pictures. We did manage to get a few outside but it was too hot to get too many.

I couldn't wait to get home and download the pictures on the computer. I placed the memory card in the card reader and waited for the pictures to download. No pictures to download! OMG! I was on the verge of tears. What could have happened? Did I push a wrong button? This cannot be happening!

I sat looking at the computer with my mind running in circles wondering what on earth was I going to do. I was nearly in tears and my heart was racing.

I got up and walked around the room to clear my mind, fixed myself a Pepsi and sat back down at the computer.

I decided to hook my camera directly to the computer instead of using my card reader and thank goodness I did, the pictures began to download!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! I took a deep breath and started to review the pictures. I must say they look pretty good. I think my niece will be happy with the results.


  1. Phew! close call! I'm glad your pictures downloaded. I have never used a card reader, just go through the computer.

  2. You had me reaching for a Pepsi too!! That just makes your heart flutter doesn't it?? I am so glad you got the pictures to download and everything turned out great. I know you must be nervous with all that responsibility but you will do great and all things will turn out super. :-)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. OMG! I know that feeling! So happy yours was a correctable situation (unlike my big goof up). :)

    By the way, has that world map always been in bag of your header? I just noticed it tonight. Nice touch. :) If it's always been there, maybe I need new glasses. lol

  4. Can't wait till you post one of your pictures. I bet they are stunning. Weddings are such happy events.