Well, it’s not exactly like talking a “selfie” at you own wedding, but it sounds pretty close. Just ask you grinds and invited guests to snap away at you wedding and see what you get. Not a bad idea to hire a photographer just in case but you may be able to save a few dollars by not having to hire the most expensive one, trusting that your friends will be capturing hundreds of other moments that can be shared with any interested parties. The digital age is upon us, and the traditional photographic experiences of posed matrimonial moments may be casualties of technological advances. Of course, if you still want to spend a lot more money (or that of the bride’s parents), please be my guest, but there are so many more ways to share the events of this day than ther have been in the past.
There are a number of apps that can easily make the uploading of ceremony and reception memories a very effortless process. Similarly, the iPhone enables us to connect readily with numerous social media sites that are literally in the palm of our hands: Instagram, Facebook, Google photos, etc. Images can obviously be displayed on more traditional digital devices that we may prefer. Remember the iPad, MacBook, and desktop computer. Y0u really don’t want an old-fashioned photographic album do you?
Maybe the best part is that you don’t have to wait very long to see how are the pictures turned out. Those wedding day memories will be captured and ready for viewing in seconds. So the “photographic honeymoon” will be over sooner than ever. May your marriage be muck longer.
Earlier this month a new book was published on Amazon as well as other online book publishing formats. I authored one of the essays in this book: “Changed During the Sixties.” The book’s title is “Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times.” I hope you will enjoy reading these essays about personal and professional transitions made during this time.
I will send out a Labor Day greeting next Monday, September 5, and will resume my weekly postings on a regular M-W-F basis on September 12.