I had the distinct honor of photographing a wonderful wedding recently. Rachel and BJ got married in Saline, Michigan a cool little town just south of Ann Arbor. I don’t mind traveling to photo shoots, particularly ones like this. The family treated me like one of their own — were open, gracious, loving — and seemed to have fun all day long, from preparation to departure.
I received this awesome note as they reviewed their discs:
They chanted, “No, No, No,” like petulant toddlers.
And he began to stir.
Like summoning Bettlejuice with repetitive incantations or the toil and trouble chant from Macbeth, they beseeched their anointed leaders to reject all: immigrants, Muslims, health care for the sick and needy. They implored with rancor that we shun science, Mother Earth, those who identify as LGBT+.
And he rose from the scum, the muck.
At some point or another, most TV shows jump the shark. And from there on in, you just know the end is nigh.
Our favorite programs, those that have stood the test of time, know how to avoid that one little slip. But if they jump, they somehow manage to pull on their big-boy water skies and jump right back over the shark cage.
Not having anything better to do when our electricity abandoned us, I took to Facebook. My phone was powered alternately between my Prius and one of our camera’s portable flash batteries. Pretending I was transported back to Medieval times, the next 22 hours went something like this:
Here is a list of questions I prepared late last year for a friend in the entertainment business who was about to interview James Franco and Seth Rogen. They canceled the interview and my shot at behind-the-scenes fame.
- I haven’t seen the film yet; which one of you plays Dennis Rodman?
Here are some great reviews I’ve recently received for my photography:
“We got the DVD with the pictures in the mail, and they are absolutely perfect! We are so thrilled with them and the job you did 🙂 We can’t thank you enough for the pictures, and for helping to make our Detroit wedding such a success!” — Meghan
“We want to thank you for the amazing photos from our wedding in Detroit. They are so beautiful. We love how you caught the beauty and spirit of the day. We love to go through the photos and remember so many fantastic moments of the day. We are very grateful that you were part of it all!” — Becca and TJ
“Mike and I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude! We loved everything about the way you work! Especially your “out of the way” style while not missing a moment. Thank you for keeping the mood light and most of all, thank you for the beautiful photos!” — Katy
It’s 4:34 am.
I call this time “heh.” I’ve written about it in the past, back when my digital clock seemed to be chuckling at me. Turn 4:34 upside down and it says hEh.
Heh, you’re not sleeping. Heh, those thoughts racing through your brain are going nowhere fast. Heh.
Here are 20 important things you should know:
1. Like presidential elections and new episodes of Rick and Morty, World Cup happens every four years.
2. Soccer began, some say, when a group of Medieval Brits gathered together around a pig’s bladder to receive endorsements from Nike.