Even though it was a day ‘off‘….. I was slated to help a friend out by photographing an informal, impromptu wedding of a friend. It sounded like a fun day out on the water and helping a friend out in the process – so I “signed up”. I met them all down on the board walk in the big city of Christiansted early this morning and was soon loaded up on a local tour boat – to head out for an on board wedding and some sun and sand. I met the Bride and Groom and their collective children (should make a great family) and we headed out. I went immediately to ‘work’ taking pictures of everything I saw as relative to the event. Fairly small boat – but it could get up and scoot…… sporting TWO 300 HP Yamaha engines on the back. We headed to the North West corner of the island to a gorgeous spot…… anchored up and soon a wedding was under way. My friend, a newly ordained person who could legally wed people performed the service – with the bride being a good friend of hers. I snapped pictures from every conceivable angle I could get, trying to get that perfect shot. I am confident I got enough of the right shots, the bride and groom should be at least close to ‘giddy‘ over them. I have also got to make sure my friend [who recommended me] is happy with the shots as well. That is basically why I quit “doing” weddings”. They’ are a phenomenal pain in the touchas because of the shear number of people you have to please……… but confident in my abilities…. I carried on. The rest of the day was way laid back, as we wound up eventually circling the entire island…. stopping to snorkel in various places around the island. When we did move from one spot to the other – we moved…… 60+mph across the water…… I liked it – but I got a whole lot of sun and wind I hadn’t planned on….. but it’s all good………. It helps me get that deep brown island tan~! SOO much more to the day…… but I tell ya folks…… I am whoooooped~! 8+ hours of that environment – this old man is done….. I have had me a little bite to eat….. and my Queen is currently ensuring I get my daily dosage of Vodka…… so it’s beddy bye for me here soon….. I have my phone pix loaded from today – but none of the others yet. I suspect I took probably a Thousand pictures today…… I hope to wind up with a 100 pictures or so that I really like, to send to the bride and groom. I’m gonna put up a couple of my [unedited] phone shots and call it a night……. Will spend my day ‘off‘ tomorrow editing a lot of pictures………….. diving again Monday~~
Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!
That’s ‘my’ Boat…… IBIS~!!