September 8th, 2018 | Ben + Courtney | Lambertsville, NJ

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September 8th, 2018 | Ben + Courtney | Lambertsville, NJ

So, right off the bat, I have to concede that these photos were taken from my vantage point as a guest, not as the photographer. However, as it turns out, I ended up mistaken for the photographer, which is something that’s never happened to me before. The couple, the groom being friends with my boyfriend from their hockey team, are not people I’ve ever met before, so I ended up being this random guest with a pro-level camera. I’m unexpectedly weird, what can I say? In my defense though, there has been more than one time that I’ve attended a wedding, taken photos, and then was informed that the few that I took of the day were the couple’s favorites and that they ended up hating their photographer. So, you never know. Anyway, on that note, after the ceremony something weird happened. I went to grab a drink from the bar, and the bartender gave me the most bizarre look.
“I can’t serve you if you’re working,” he said to me with a super skeptical look.
At this moment, I thought nothing of the camera draped around my neck. I spend most of my days scooting around the world, camera in tow. The thought didn’t even cross my mind.
“Well… good thing I’m not working then…?” I tried to explain, shooting back an equally skeptical look.
His face suddenly lit up with an apologetic expression as he blurted out, “Oh! Sorry! I thought that was a camera around your neck.”
“Oh!” I replied, suddenly understanding the confusion. “It is!”
He pulled the drink back from my grasp.
“Um, but this is just mine. I just take pictures. I am a guest. I… always have a camera.”
“Are you sure?”
“What? Am I sure? What does that mean?”
He finally handed me the drink.
So, that was a new one. Maybe I committed some crazy wedding faux pas, but I have never heard of anything like that happening before. Especially since tons of people are often all too quick to whip out their cell phones at pretty much any ceremony these days. Have any thoughts on this? I’d be curious to know what you think!

way too fascinated with chandeliers, as always

the hockey gang

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