We had this weekend off from anything photography related. Pat and I discussed what possible adventures we could go on and what to do in all of our spare time with no photo responsibilities! Our final conclusion? Take selfie photos of ourselves of course! Well, I guess I should admit it was 100% my idea. The only way I convinced Pat to do it was a promise trip to Ikea afterward. Promises of building furniture for the next 3 days and .99 cent cinnamon buns…gets ’em every time! So, we grabbed our camera and tripod and headed down to Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT to take endless selfies. Pat’s dream come true!
The problem with taking photos with a tripod and a timer: it was my job to hit the button and run over in time! Usually Pat handles that responsibility but it was handed over to me for some reason. He says it’s because he trusted my artistic vision aka he wasn’t running through that sand like a maniac! Let me tell you, setting the focus, hitting the timer and sprinting for my life, all while trying to look cute….yeah, not easy folks! Mid run I’d scream to Pat, “Throw your arms around me and smile!” All I’ll say is, you should see the outtakes!
I should also mention the wind from the water was blowing my hair all over my face and giving me a mustache in 85% of the pictures. I just had my hair cut and curled it really cute to show off my new do. Safe to say that was gone in about 2 seconds flat once we hit the beach area. At one point Pat was taking my picture and had to keep yelling, “Kate, you have a mustache, move your hair!” Just what I want everyone to hear within a 100 foot radius of us! Oh, we also got kicked out the area by a police officer because there was a wedding happening. We’d be mad that he was interrupting our selfie adventure but since we’re wedding photographers, I suppose we understood!
Thankfully next month we’ll be having our photos done by someone else and not a girl frantically running through the sand to beat a timer. We’re having our wedding photographer, Deborah, snap a few of us. It’s good to get out from behind the camera and feel what it’s like to be a client again once in awhile!