It’s been a while since I posted anything so I wanted to give everyone an update on what’s been happening. My wife recently had knee surgery so the 365 project and most everything else has been put on hold for the time being so I can take care of her. Everything seems to be going well with her recovery so far but we’ll know more after her follow-up appointment next week.
On the subject of my wife, she has done a couple of photo shoots with ROC Pin-Ups, the brain child of one Stephen Craddock, who was also our wedding photographer. Her first session was for a surprise birthday present for me last year. Because that involved some sneaking around, Steve asked me to be a guest blogger on his site to give the husband’s perspective. Apparently I have been much more supportive than some of his other models significant others and he wanted me to put into words how I felt about the whole thing. You can read that post here.
That post involved some writer’s block and took longer than expected but is far from the only thing I’ve been up to. Just before my wife’s surgery we went to California for a week. My cousin was getting married in Napa Valley so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to leave the dogs with a friend and go visit her college roommate who lives outside of L.A., as well. While we were in Napa, we took a day to do the tourist thing around San Francisco, including a boat tour that went under both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The next day we hopped a flight from OAK to LAX, stayed with the roommate for a few days and played tourist again around the Greater Los Angeles area, including downtown L.A., Hollywood, and Santa Monica. We also drove up to Santa Barbara to get up close and personal with some sea lions by kayaking in the Pacific Ocean. Overall, we had a great time and will probably do it again someday (a drive along CA-1, aka the Pacific Coast Highway, is a bucket lister, for sure), although I won’t be moving to L.A. anytime soon.
I’ll post a more in-depth recap of our vacation as I get through some of the roughly 3,000 pictures I took while we were there. I’ve stayed pretty busy with work and am actually preparing for my first wedding shoot
this weekend today. To this point, I haven’t taken any wedding or event contracts but I was approached by a friend some time back about being a second shooter so I thought I’d try it out. I have photographed a wedding or two before as a favor to friends but right now I don’t feel I have the time to devote to something so important. As the number two guy, I’m not nearly as involved in the planning and preparation of the day as I would be otherwise. If this goes well, I may look into doing it more often. Only time will tell, as they say.
For anyone wondering about my 365 progress, I have still been shooting (with the exception of this week’s temporary suspension) even if I’ve fallen further behind on posting again. Depending how the wife’s recovery goes, hopefully I can get back into the thick of it here soon.
That’s it for now. As always, thanks for reading and I hope all is well in your part of the world.