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My Love Letter to the WPS
When my husband Justin arrived at the hospital I told him I loved him and the i told him "get out your iPhone and write this down..." I said to him "Robin Lin ("thats L-I-N")" "Tara Parker" "I can't remember anything else, just look them up and tell them what happened and they'll know what to do." I couldn't remember my mom's phone number, I couldn't remember what kind of car I drove...but I remembered the WPS. Pain and morphine took over but Justin left the room to call two amazing friends and photographers who I knew could be completely trusted to be sure my wedding the next day was covered.
Friends, I write this two weeks later from my little rehab room at the hospital (yup, still here!) with tears in my eyes, barely able to express my gratitude. Without the WPS I would never have known these two amazing individuals, who knows how my wedding would have been covered, and James Waters and Stephanie Kingston (Whom I have NEVER met) would not have even been on my radar to contact for help. Because of you by the time I was off to sleep that first night I had not one but TWO stellar photographers covering my wedding. I literally could sleep only because I knew that while I was in surgery for 4hrs on Saturday my bride and groom would have amazing documentation of their wedding. I'll say it, perhaps even better than I could have done myself.
Do you even understand the PEACE you brought my family and my couple and their families? I cried like a baby when I read Robin's post on FB and the 60+ responses of folks offering to help. Then again when I read Brian's forum post. There are so many of you I have never met and there you were in a single online forum willing to give up planned family time, reschedule consults, even provide housing!
From the deepest, humblest, most sincere parts of my heart --- thank you. I will try to stop crying and blathering on now and leave it just with that.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- Renee is our latest chapter leader heading up the Greensboro chapter with her Husband Jonathan. Renee & Jonathan spoke at the 2012 WPS convention and are thrilled to bring everything the WPS exemplifies to the triad area! Welcome Renee and Jonathan!!
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Posted by Scott Morris - Today, 11:58 AM
Thanks for having me. I'm from the wonderful Lehigh Valley in Pa. My wife Kristi and I are in our 11th. year shooting weddings from local to Pittsburgh to the Chesapeake. I think my quest for a kinder, nicer forum has ended.
Posted by annakirby - Apr 29 2013 03:46 PM
Has anyone shot a wedding at Christ Church in Raleigh recently? I just recieved their photography rules that basically say that I can't even go into the sancutary...can anyone shed any light on their expereience there?
Posted by Lorraine Martin - May 09 2013 08:28 PM
First off, I will admit that I am still fairly new to this business and VERY new to North Carolina. I am interested in eventually getting into Weddings in the Raleigh area (where I live) and am wanting some experience and to see the ebb and flow of wedding photography via a second shooter position. I do understand that second shooter's are not always shooting, and that a lot of times they are holding lighting, carrying bags, etc. I am totally up for this too! So, if anyone is interested, I'm offering the following to experienced photographer who are willing to "take me under their wing" and allow the me the opportunity to second shoot:
1. No expected compensation - though I'm not turning down gas money, if offered (obviously!).
2. Reliable 2nd shooter willing to help with any other tasks throughout the wedding.
3. No direct competition since I eventually plan to be in a different city.
4. All images will be given to you for your use, provided I do get credit as a second shooter. I will not post these for my own promotional use.
If interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am still working on getting a blog/website up and running, but do have a Facebook page with some work on it. www.Facebook.com/ElizabethRainePhotography
Posted by Elizabeth - May 05 2013 07:51 PM
Hi, I'm Elizabeth, one of the DWF ex-pats! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer from East Central Illinois. I've been in business for nearly ten years. My studio is housed in a circa-1870 building in our historic downtown area. Right now, I'm making renovations to house my new boudoir and pin up studio, so I can slowly transition out of weddings over the next few years.
I'm so glad that Brian invited all of us to join the WPS, and I'm happy to meet all of you!
Posted by Allison - May 04 2013 02:59 PM
Hi, I'm Allison from Lincoln, Nebraska. I'm also a transplant from the DWF. Glad to be here!
Posted by Sandra Lemin - May 05 2013 01:57 PM
And from DWF. Was a member there for over 12 years membership expired last November. Went back in March and renewed for one month and the 1 month wasn't even worth it. It had been changing for so many years and now I think it is a lost cause at least for me it is.
Glad to be here!
Wedding photographer for 13 years but lately it seems like we are doing more portraits then weddings.
Posted by Barbel - May 03 2013 07:21 PM
Thank you Brian for inviting me to join in here.
I am looking forward to read and learn and meet you all as time goes by.
Posted by camarks - May 01 2013 11:34 AM
Hi! I'm new here - am a former member of dwf (although it's been awhile since I was a member there) - am a current member of pro4um. I live in Indiana where the weather is psycho.
Posted by Dawn Earles - May 03 2013 10:27 AM
Hello everyone, I'm also a refuge from the DWF. The forum looks nice and I'm happy to be here! My name is Dawn Earles and I'm from Louisiana!