Written on 07/18/2011
So. For those who don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably didn’t know that Vin and I traveled about 10 hours round trip to a town by the name of Ocean Shores, Washington to photograph a wedding together. I recruited my dear husband for the job of assisting me for this wedding I was hired to photograph a few months ago. I planned to have the talented Jess Harvey be my partner in crime but she had plans. It actually worked out better than it ever could have! Not only do I love being with my husband and think he’s pretty darn talented but he ROCKED the show as a photographer, and it just so happens he looks pretty cute snapping pictures of people. Ok now for the real reason I am blogging.
First off…. bless Ocean Shores heart. I know their economy crashed along with everyone else’s but seriously. This.place.was.utterly.depressing. Minus the fun wedding we were photographing, or course. Our first impression of this place was our Motel. Yes. That is right. Our 2 star Motel.
WITH REAL LIVE BED BUGS.
Yes. That is right. Real blood sucking bed bugs. Thank God we found the little demons after about an hour in the room. We proceeded to check out of the disgusting hell hole like any sane person would do and now we are currently fighting with Priceline AND Days Inn for our $200 back for the room we booked. Yep. They wont give us a refund. They want to keep our $200 for the 1 hour we spent (half of which was spent video taping the bugs for proof) in the room.
WHAT IN THE WORLD!???
So…… Apart from this disaster we were faced with another. RAIN. It was pouring rain the day we arrived and the day of the wedding. The wedding was a completely outdoor event with no backup plan in case there was rain. Oh boy. You can just imagine the serious bald spots I have on my head from pulling my hair out.
After some prayers, the rained miraculously stopped. Literally just minutes before we needed to start photographing. Thank you Lord.
10 hours of driving+bed bugs+monsoon+ 14 hours of photographing= two pretty tired people.
We were glad to be home.
The wedding was a huge hit and the pictures came out perfect. So all in all it was better than it started out to be.
Plus, we got to hang out with these two goof balls. (This is for your Grandma and Grandpa)