Monday, July 21, 2008

Personal Story: Care-free Little Girls

This past Saturday I shot Richard and Anna's wedding (which I will blog tomorrow) and realized something about myself.  I don't think this was a new realization, but I am finding that since I have taken a different direction in life (i.e. becoming a photographer) than I thought I would, I am able to see and understand myself in a different way.

I love watching people. I am that person who knew who everyone was in high school whether they new me or not. I guess it is just part of who I am to notice people, and remember details about them. I like to observe how people interact with others... I am interested in figuring out pieces of people's stories as I watch. I have always been this way, and I just made that connection while shooting the reception on Saturday evening. I loved watching who would dance with who, smiling as husbands and wives would trade dance partners with another couple that was close to them, or as the little girls would all beg the groom to dance with them just one more time.

One of my favorite things to watch at a reception is the little girls. It is always the little girls that are first to rush to the dance floor when the music gets going. They dance in their crazy, careless way... full of freedom, not caring one BIT who is looking, or if they look ridiculas. Dont get me wrong, I love to dance! But I wish that I could dance with their disregard to the rules. Sometimes I just have this pure itch to do so... but cant bring myself to do it.

I want to share with you some of the beautiful girls that I saw dancing their hearts out...

(there were many other times were the dance floor was full of kids of all ages dancing as hard as they could... i just chose to highlight the times when these little ladies took over!)

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