Wedding Registry and My iPhone

Saturday, January 26, 2008

What does Crate & Barrel, Best Buy, Target, Williams & Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, and the iPhone have in common with me? - the answer later in this post.

When I first bought my iPhone I was pretty happy because I did not have to lug my huge Canon 5d or 30d everywhere. It's decent to take a few shots if you have enough light.

Since we were getting our wedding registry (help!) done I decided to document the process. All on my iPhone. The battery on the thing died a few weeks ago so before we got started at the mall, I stopped by the Apple Store to get it fixed. Turns out they had to give me a new one. I'm not complaining. Those Genius Bar people are very helpful. Walk into an Apple store and you will know what I'm talking about. I was feeling pretty cool at this point walking around setting up all my custom features again.

We went to about two different stores and I was snapping away. Taking pictures was keeping me sane during the whole process. Turned out to be fun picking out things for the house (by faith - new house). When I got home, I plugged up my iPhone and did the unthinkable. I was so excited that I synced the phone with my old information without backing up the new. This something that would never happen if I was using my regular camera because I use different software. I have a workflow!

All the pictures are Gone! Gone! Gone!!!!! A disaster, but I still have the memories. and we still have two more stores to go. Bet that won't happen again.

I will tell you this, the whole wedding process has given me new found respect for brides across the globe. I shoot weddings all the time and I meet with couples everywhere so I totally understand the process. But now its my turn! Woohoo. Stress is a test and the future Mrs. KNIGHT is passing with flying colors!

Here is a funny little thing that happened. I went to a photographer party the other day and the host was making fondue. I walked into the house party and past everyone standing around, straight to the kitchen. I started naming everything she was cooking with by name, brand, and expense. This wedding thing is on the verge of domesticating my life!

So that's what all those stores have in common. I am finally learning that there is more to a kitchen than my grill on the deck, more to a living room than my couch and t.v., more to a bedroom than my king size and shower, I am learning how to create a home. The Bachelor pad is coming to an end but I'm really excited about turning my house into a home.

Next up - Where in Atlanta is KNIGHT, get ready, stay tuned, subscribe if you must, there's some free stuff I'm giving away!!!



Teka-Ann Haynes said...

This is such an awesome blog. I have a presentation in 90 minutes and thought Id come here to de-stress... Thanks! This blog did just that and its making me smile.

My title is called GROWTH... from me to we.

Im smiling so much b/c you sound just like my husband when we were wedding and life-after-the-wedding planning. I love this line "I will tell you this, the whole wedding process has given me new found respect for brides across the globe." That made me laugh b/c yes, you do shoot a lot of weddings and you do capture beautifully the end result. By the way, who's shooting ur wedding? 6 of four?

Give my regards to Brandi and all the best to you both as the weeks wind down. Continue to grow and enjoy the process.

Anonymous said...

Hey I check this website very often because it is very inspirational...I love your Blog! I hope I can afford you in 2010 when I get married because if you cant take my pictures for my wedding then I do not want a photographer. Lol. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I was having a rough day (studying for MCAT) and decided that I would check out your blog today. It brought a smile to my face. Congrats on your upcoming wedding. And I too hope that I can afford you when I decide to get married, you take exquisite photos.