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Breakfast and a Walk in the Park

Around 9:00 pm on the evening of August 4th our friend Nic from Virginia sent a Facebook message to Bob, asking if we were home.  He and Denise were in our area for a short time and wanted to see us.
The next morning we met Nic and Denise for breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant.

We ate Breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant.

We had a good time catching up some on each others’ lives, while eating good food.  It had been over a year since we saw each other.

After breakfast we drove the short distance to Crescent Park, where we walked from the Four Flags to the Crescent Park Healing Garden.  

Crecent Park Healing Garden
Nic gives boy statue a “High Five”
Denise and I mimic the girl statue
There is a fountain in the garden.
This girl statue looks ready for Winter.
Off to a Soccer Game

The Healing Garden was dedicated in May this year, and it was our first visit there.  The garden is tranquil and peaceful.

I am thankful that we were able to spend a couple hours with Denise and Nic. We are very good friends, but don’t see each other as often as we would like.

Vanessa’s Bridal Shower

I will be photographing a wedding later this month. The wedding photography opportunity came about as a result of word of month. I photographed my neighbor’s daughter’s wedding late last year. My neighbor’s coworker was looking for a photographer for her daughter’s wedding. My name was mentioned.

In late March, the bride-to-be (Vanessa) came to my house to look at photographs that I had taken of past weddings. Vanessa must have liked my photographs because she asked me to photograph her wedding. Vanessa and Sean’s wedding will be held on July 23.

As I do not know the members of the wedding party or their families, I thought it would be good to become acquainted with some of them before the wedding. I volunteered to take photographs at Vanessa’s bridal shower. The bridal shower took place this past Saturday (July 9). It was held at a picnic pavilion in Crescent Park in my hometown of Warren, Pennsylvania.

Vanessa, her maid of honor and two (of four, I believe) bridesmaids
Vanessa is the third girl from the left.

Bridal shower guests brought a pot luck dish to share as well as a recipe for that dish. The recipes will be put into a Newlywed Cookbook for Vanessa.

 

As is traditional at bridal showers, games were played.

Matching celebrity couples

Bridal bouquet toss – The person who tossed the bouquet the farthest won a prize.

Drawing game – The person who drew the best picture of a bride in a bridal gown won a prize.

Group picture of the bride-to-be and her bridal shower guests

I am happy that I attended Vanessa’s bridal shower. I became more acquainted with Vanessa. I met a few members of Vanessa’s family, as well as some of her friends. As a result, I believe I will have a better comfort level when photographing Vanessa’s wedding. I hope, too, that those whom I will photograph at the wedding will feel more comfortable with me!

New Tripod and Time Spent with Friend

I recently purchased a new tripod, the Manfrotto 190XDB with Manfrotto 390RC2 Pan & Tilt Head. This is a very nice tripod and head outfit that feels rock solid. I am quite pleased with my purchase. Previously I had been using the Vivitar VPT-120 tripod, which is ideal for compact point-and-shoot cameras and camcorders. When shooting with a digital SLR, especially while using a telephoto lens, I believe that the Manfrotto tripod is a much better choice. I can relax now when using a tripod. I no longer worry that the weight of my camera will cause my tripod to fall over or that my camera will snap off the head!

I put my new tripod to good use today. My friend, Linda, and I visited two parks in our hometown of Warren, PA — Betts Parks and Crescent Park.  I used the tripod to take pictures of Linda, as well as one picture of the two of us.

Betts Park, with Allegheny River in background
I like Linda’s butterfly necklace and earrings.

The Allegheny River and the multicolored buildings along Pennsylvania Avenue create a beautiful backdrop at Crescent Park.

One of Crescent Park’s attributes is the fountain in the middle of the park.

Linda and I both liked this expansive hydrangea at Crescent Park.

From Crescent Park, we went to Applebee’s Restaurant for lunch.  I enjoyed the few hours that I spent with Linda.  It was good to catch up on each others’ lives. We haven’t gotten together much since early Spring. We had a good day together and agree that we should get together more often, as we enjoy each others’ company very much.

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