“You Know You’re A Wedding Photographer If…”

Ok. So people who know me, know that I laugh at almost anything, but H REALLY makes me laugh. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It’s not just a biased wife thing though. He livens up any room. Like literally, he would make Eeyore laugh himself funny.
Anyhow, all this to say that yesterday, H pulls out of nowhere a “You know you’re a wedding photographer if…” Top 10 Countdown (à la David Letterman’s Top Ten List) on his twitter/facebook and it was a hit!
You know you’re a wedding photographer if…
#10. During weekdays you’re constantly asking yourself/others, “What day is it again?”
#9. You memorized every Saturday dates in Jul/Aug/Sep of 2010, e.g. 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, etc.
#8. You have to mentally prep yourself to be a normal ‘guest’ when attending non-shoot wedding.
#7. 50% of your closet = black.
#6. You’re constantly/obsessively checking weather updates [which in Seattle is pointless].
#5. You LOL at your civilian friend’s cute 256-meg SD card in their point-n-shoot camera.
#4. You’re the only dude at barnes & noble readin’ @InStyle @SeattleBrideMag etc.
#3. Average 10-12 trips a year – only one ‘real’ vacation in the last decade. :(
#2. You don’t flinch/doubletake when you hear, “I’m gonna shoot that family this weekend.”
#1. You can eat your steak/salmon dinner in under 3 minutes.

So people who know me, know that I laugh at pretty much everything, but H REALLY makes me laugh. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It’s not just a biased wife thing though. He livens up any room. Like literally, he would be able to make even Eeyore laugh himself funny.

Anyhow, all this to say that this past Friday, H pulls out of nowhere a “You know you’re a wedding photographer if…” Top Ten List (à la David Letterman’s Top Ten List) on his twitter/facebook, and it was a hit!

For the #1 spot, he engaged his social network community to submit their ideas for a chance to win a complimentary lunch. Tauran Woo had the winning submission (rewrite by H)!

Now for the list!

You know you’re a wedding photographer if…

10. During weekdays you’re constantly asking yourself/others, “What day is it again?”

9. You memorized every Saturday dates in Jul/Aug/Sep of 2010, e.g. 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, etc.

8. You have to mentally prep yourself to be a normal ‘guest’ when attending a non-shoot wedding.

7. 50% of your closet = black.

6. You’re constantly/obsessively checking weather updates [which in Seattle is pointless].

5. You LOL at your civilian friend’s cute 256-meg SD card in their point-n-shoot camera.

4. You’re the only dude at Barnes&Noble readin’ InStyle Weddings, Seattle Bride, etc.

3. Average 10-12 trips a year – only one ‘real’ vacation in the last decade. :(

2. You don’t flinch/double-take when you hear, “I’m gonna shoot that family this weekend.”

1. You can eat your steak/salmon dinner in under 3 minutes.

Image 1 from Jennifer & James’ photobooth | Image 2 by Rodolfo Arpia | Image 5 by H’s iPhone | Last image by Jonathan Chu

15 comments

  1. i love your work! i am *ahem* a photographer but am really new to the digital camera world. you inspire me to want to learn more and shoot more! can i come and watch you work sometime? seriously?

  2. Jenny – Thank you Jenny!
    Junshien – I’m sure you can relate. :)
    Veda – Didn’t realize that you’d be interested in having that one. ;)
    Jules – She invited me to photograph a few weddings with her. She is so wonderful and generous.
    k2 – Thanks for your encouragement! We’re currently in the process of planning a workshop since we’ve been receiving the same request from many others. Let us know if you would like to be on the list to be notified first.

  3. Hi, my name is Jessica. I recently found your website and wanted to let you know how beautiful your images are. Glad to have found you. :)

  4. Heey! Some of these images look familiar! ;) I still can’t believe you guys wore black – it was so hot by the afternoon. Professional to the max ;)

    I loved! this top 10 btw!

  5. Grace,

    I am very much interested in your workshop. Please keep me posted! :)

    -Kyung

    PS – I heard about you from Kelly Zmiarovich and am friends with her and David Tapang. :)

  6. i esp. luv #5 ;) gr8 shots of the 2 of you behind the scenes. my theory: the crazier the position from the photographer = possibly the best shot of the day! keep up the amazing work <3

  7. Alice – a dear friend of mine [I won’t mention who] once got me a 256 mb SD card few years back for my bday, it was the cutest gesture ever. :]

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