My great photografriend Kate and I shot a wedding last year where we didn’t get served dinner. Or any food for that matter. Yeah, that’s a 10 hour day with nothing to eat while working non stop for 8 of those 10 hours. Shaking hands on the dance floor, dizziness, basically not a good scene. We had to literally beg the maitre’d for some food- anything at all. We got 2 rolls. Stale rolls that we could’ve killed someone with on impact. (It’s now in the bsquared contract that we have to be fed during a wedding or else we have to leave for up to 1.5hrs to get food elsewhere. Not making that mistake again.) So after we recovered after that wedding, the roll for dinner has become an ongoing joke. I try to sneak it in at every wedding we shoot together somewhere.
At Kristen & Raul’s wedding this summer it all came full circle. They fed us really well and Kristen is the coolest. While Kate was over getting her plate meticulously prepared, Kristen told one of the servers to go up to her and take her plate, telling her she was the help and therefore not authorized to eat the food that was for the guests. And handed her a plate with a roll. Best. reaction. EVER.
I cannot look at these pictures without laughing. And I’m celebrating my “new fake birthday” today (for those of you who don’t know my birthday is actually 9/11 but after 10 years it’s still not getting any better, so I decided to move it to a new day) so the laughs are extra special! Kate & I are shooting a wedding tomorrow for another fabulous bride and groom. Can’t wait to figure out where the roll is going to make it’s appearance- it’s like where’s waldo but with a roll.