I’m Trying to Get Better at Taking Pictures During Important Moments

I titled this post “I’m Trying to Get Better at Taking Pictures During Important Moments” because I’m trying to get better at taking pictures during important moments.

The last wedding I attended (okay, the last every wedding I attended) I failed miserably at capturing any sort of photo, leaving me with just a blur of memories destined to fade forever.

But not this time, my friends.

During my most recent wedding ceremony event (I think that’s the formal name for it), I was determined not to let this happen again. In a moment of desperation, flooded with flashbacks of photo-less weddings and memories lost forever, I took a break from socializing (okay, eating), grabbed my camera, and took as many pictures as I could before I got hungry again.

Sure, everyone was mildly perplexed and perhaps even a little disgruntled at this sudden interruption.

And sure, they’re all selfies so you won’t get to see any pictures of the ceremony, the décor, that magician that everyone was impressed but confused by, or even the newlywed couple themselves.

But I’m finally getting better at taking pictures during important moments.

And so this is me sharing it.


This is Megan.

This is Corey.

This is Christina.

This is Kolt. He said my arms are too short for selfies.

So he used his own arm and now I look like a tiny human.

He also let me have a bite of his cookie, which I thought was kind.

And then Anthony wanted in on the tiny person pic. Or he was trying to get a bite of my cookie, I can’t remember.

Remember Christina from earlier?

Still trying to get a bite of my cookie even though I don’t have it anymore.

I circled the people who didn’t want to be in the picture but were anyway.

I circled the now one person who didn’t want to be in the picture.

And then I drew an arrow towards the person that should’ve been in it but got pushed out.

I circled the one person who was “OVER IT”

“THERE’S NO WRONG MOVE.”

We chose the worst lighting possible because we were so sick of everyone telling us how great we looked that night.

WE ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN

SO ARE WE

We are not.

Way better at selfies than me.

About the same at selfies as me.

I just told him something sad.

I just told her something philosophical.

This is Emilee, she cuts my hair sometimes!

Really excited that it was finally her turn to take a selfie with me, probably

This is my very best friend who has the most kissable cheeks.

See?

This is Amber, who is also better at selfies than me.

This is Sarah WHO JUST GOT MARRIED

This is Jesse, SO DID HE.

This is Kathryn, she didn’t.

We took this with someone else’s phone. I can’t remember why but I know it was really funny at the time.

My mouth looks weird because I was eating pizza but pretending not to.


Congratulations, Sarah and Jesse! Thank you for the opportunity to help me get better at taking pictures during important moments.

One comment

  1. I did read this when it came out, but I had not left a comment. Congratulations on your endeavor and achieving progress with your intended goal. Also the only thing better than a picture of a smart, beautiful, funny woman is a picture of a smart, beautiful, funny woman with a cookie. (This is my way of letting it be known that I really like most cookies)

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