Happy Couple, Rockin’ Concert & Sore Feet
this weekend was a really nice one I photographed a wedding on Fri and Sat and visited a New Model Army concert afterwards. The summary: A happy couple, a rockin’ concert and very sore feet. I was asked to photograph a wedding on Friday and Saturday. The coupled married in Standesamt (Civil Registry Office or something like this) on Friday and in church on Saturday surrounded by a lot of friends and family members.
I am someone who always packs to early, so my backpack, tote back and my Sunbounce reflector lay packed and ready in my floor when I went to bed on Thursday. In bad weather with a lot of wind and rain I went to the train station. I bought a box of my favorite Asian noodles and jumped onto the train with all my luggage and my lunch
Slightly more than an hour later I arrived in Düsseldorf and searched my way through all the people (some running to trains, some eating, some just looking for shelter from the rain) to the back exit of Düsseldorf main station where I was to meet the other photographer for this weekend’s wedding, Michael Zelbel and his wonderful wife, who would do the bride’s make up. I can say I love to photograph weddings with two photographers! It so much easier to get a lot of angles and stuff like that.
We drove to the bride’s home and were greeted by her and her family. After a warming cup of tea we started with the bride’s preparation before we drove to Standesamt where we met the groom and the rest of the family. It was a nice wedding and she looked beautiful in her traditional Asian dress!
When Michael and Emily dropped me at the train. I repacked my bags only taking what I needed for the evening and jumped on a train back to Cologne. When I was on the train I wanted to check the times on my ticket and realised that my moneybag was in the backpack I had left with the others. I can say this were the longest 22 minutes of my life as far as I can remember I had no ticket, no money and no ID… And the ticket inspector was in view and getting nearer. But I was lucky and there were some really nice people around me who wanted to help and positioned themselves between me and the inspector to ask him something if he arrived to early. We were getting near Cologne and lucky for me the inspector turn around and went back to his place Thanks guys!
The evening was a rather calm one with a little meal with my boyfriend celebrating my birthday. I went to bed really early as I had to get the 8am train the next morning. I arrived in Düsseldorf more than half an hour early and waited freezing for Michael and Emily.
We met the bride and her family at the hotel and with a lot of laughter, talking and having fun, the bride was prepared for the second part of her wedding weekend. Michael and I photographed the preparation and used the spare time to get some nice shots of the dress, the flowers, the shoes and some other details.
The ceremony in the church was shorter than usual but long enough for tears in the crowd’s eyes and a really happy couple.
I was booked until after the ceremony because of concert tickets I had bought before getting the assignment. So I was again left at the train station and (this time with a ticket) went back to Cologne were I met my boyfriend. We left my bags at the main station and went to the concert. My feet were already a little sore by then but the concert was wonderful and as there were two special guests playing before the main act, we had to stand around a long time. But it was worth it. New Model Army was amazing! Rockin’ good!
But to be honest, I was nonetheless happy when I arrived back home and went to bed no longer having to stand around.
I used the sunday to relax and wait until my feet were usable again We watched “Collateral” and I even had time to have a look at the photos I took. I will share some of them with you later this week
To sum it up: It was a wonderful weekend and I had a lot of fun! I know why I love my job so much -it’s my passion!
I hope you guys had an amazing weekend to and enjoyed the 4th of advent!