We are Travis and Tina. We're planning our low-key urban wedding. These are our tales as we coordinate our celebration.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone

So we had a wedding photo shoot on Sunday -- except it wasn't for our wedding. A friend of a friend needs some shots to showcase her green wedding cooperative and Ryan, who was with us on the day we met, asked if we'd be interested.

This is not something we'd be into upon first glance. However, I figured it would give us some good insight into the whole wedding thing and some good contacts. I volunteered us. We chalked up the experience to trying something new -- an adventure!

Shivering Between Takes

We can't talk too much about the experience, but hair was done (lotsa hairspray and bobby pins for me - slicked back for Travis) and makeup applied (yep, fake eyelashes). Travis got a bow tie, wore his actual wedding suit and I wore a borrowed wedding dress. We both had borrowed rings and shoes. Photos were taken in all varieties at Dolores Park, 24th Street and City Hall.

Hair Done Up

The weather was seemingly perfect. Until we had to stand outside in it for hours. Anyone that knows San Francisco knows that sunny days are not necessarily warm days. Everyone was super accommodating and sweet, but boy was I glad to get into a warm steamy shower at the end of the day and stop shivering!
Travis Waiting For Direction

Travis and I don't necessarily like to be the center of attention so we were definitely outside of our comfort zone. There was a lot of awkward and stiff posing, but the photo shoot team was gracious and embraced our square selves.

All in all, Travis and I agree it was an interesting experience and we'll get some fun photos out of it. We won't be modeling again soon, though -- that's checked off our life lists! It was also fun to place wedding dress up a few months before the Big Day!

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