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September 30, 2014

I Fired My Wedding Photographer

Every once in a while Emily forgets who she is dealing with and asks me to accomplish a simple task. But with me, nothing is ever simple.ย For reasons still unclear, awhile back Emily agreed to marry me. We’re putting together a site with info for guests at our wedding next
Every once in a while Emily forgets who she is dealing with and asks me to accomplish a simple task. But with me, nothing is ever simple.ย For reasons still unclear, awhile back Emily agreed to marry me. We’re putting together a site with info for guests at our wedding next year and Em asked if I could “find a few cute photos” to use on the pages.Um, OF COURSE! I immediately hired myself as our wedding photographer and got to work.Step 1: Find models. “Hey Eko and Penny, want to be my wedding models??”Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, blog, marking our territory, adventure

“Not interested.”

Step 2: Bribery. “Hey Eko and Penny, want to be my wedding models and earn some easy treats??”

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“You have our attention, go on…”

Step 3: Start taking the “cute photos” Emily wanted.

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Aww yeah, looking snazzy!

Step 4: Realize I need to step up my game and take some photos that will really make Emily gasp.

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Wait, how did this photo of an English gentleman get into this blog…just kidding that’s Eko!

Step 5: Be an awesome bridesmaid and make sure the bride looks incredible

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She’s ready for the big day!

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“Oh darling, you look wonderful!”

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True love

Well, when Emily came home she gasped alright. But just not the way I anticipated. Turns out she meant she wanted “cute photos” of us. I happen to think she should have been more specific in her instructions, but in the interest of securing matrimonial harmony I decided to fire myself as wedding photographer.

It was tough to let the photographer go, I really liked that guy. They might not make it on the wedding website, but I think these photosย look great here. Wherever you are, handsome but fired wedding photographer, I just want to let you know that I appreciate your work!

Comments for I Fired My Wedding Photographer

  1. Emmadog says:

    Those photos are adorable…what more could Emily possibly want? I’m confused??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. fredrieka says:

    there are no better pictures then pawbabies Emily just does not understand woof

  3. Kim S. (nerdgrl) says:

    Eko and Penny WILL be a part of the ceremony, won’t they?? They HAVE to be!

  4. … maybe the photographer confused something a little bit :o)… nevertheless the photographer was great and deserves a treat too :o) will the dogs be your ring dogs? I saw a guy in tv once who offered the bride an x-ray of the dog with the swallowed ring instead of a real ring…just saying :o)

  5. Jeff says:

    Those photos deserve to be on the site and they should be in the wedding for sure.

  6. Well certainly these amazing and adorable photos should be on the wedding site…ALONG WITH cute photos of you and Emily! Compromise, Will…a word you will need to learn about intimately. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Elyse says:

    I’d see if you could re-hire that guy. If he takes as good human pictures as canine ones, that photo album will be priceless.

    And I too hope Eko and Penny attend the wedding. After all, it’s a time for family. (John vetoed our bringing Goliath because he was an aggressive, alcoholic maniac. But I don’t think Eko and Penny fit any of those bills (well, maybe Penny and maniac, but …))

  8. PigLove says:

    Shaking head. I don’t get it. These photos are superb at cute pics. Are you sure she said no? What more could she want? This oinker in a tuxedo? Oh, forget I said that. That wouldn’t be adorable or cute at all. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Victoria says:

    ha ha – i sure see emily’s point there but maybe she will let Eko and Penny be the flower girl and boy……..that would be very cute!

  10. First….HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! Soooo happy for both of you! You are an adorable couple and great pet parents!!!!! I think these photos are sooooo darned cute!!!! I agree with others who said they need to be in the wedding and heck yeah, these need to go on your site!!!

  11. Those pictures are great! How generous of Eko and Penny to model for treats ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Congratulations!! <3
    And yes *gasp* what photos could possibly define cute, if not these ?

  13. Those photos are FABULOUS………..and certainly you MUST have one of them framed – after all, most families have formal portraits on their walls right? Even better would be one of Emily walking down the aisle with Eko and Penny riding her train in their wedding garb…..JUST KIDDING EMILY – I JUST COULDN’T RESIST SAYING IT! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs, Pam

  14. I think they are great photos…and they need to practice as I assume they will be major players in the wedding (congrats BTW). Is Eko your best man? I love the Penny is really looking like a dog now…that picture of the two of them looking at you on the sofa…hard to tell them apart.

  15. Something tells me Eko and Penny would be better behaved than a lot of little ring bearers and flower girls I’ve seen. They wouldn’t throw a tantrum before walking down the aisle. Maybe pull on Emily’s gown while you’re taking your vows, but at least there wouldn’t be any crying (besides tears of laughter). On second thought……

  16. coastingnz says:

    oh my gosh that is hilarious! Eko looked very dapper but not sure about poor Penny – think she was more like “hey – you look way better than me” – and therein may lay the problem for you with Emily. I’m sure it isn’t the case but no bride wants to be upstaged by her man………

  17. aud says:

    They were the best photos of Eko and Penny, loved, loved, loved. Please train both of them walking down the aisle with you and Em just like that, OK, i’m stretching it.

  18. I think there should definitely be room for these two gorgeous models on your wedding site. They WILL be in the wedding, won’t they? With those gorgeous outfits??

  19. harrispen says:

    I think those photos (or newer versions of them) should be part of your wedding invitations! Penny is especially adorable with the veil on.

  20. I LOVE them!!!! Eko is so very dapper! The photo with Penny looking at him is perfect! Emily had to have smiled at these ๐Ÿ™‚ Might have been a little hard to be the photographer and the groom anyways ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!!!

  21. Kyla says:

    Groucho said that he wouldn’t join any club that would accept him as a member. What are you thinking? You shouldn’t want any female that would say “yes”. Just kidding-at the wedding just take selfies.

  22. Marcela says:

    Lol. Will, you are the best. Penny looks like an angel, and Eko looks extremely handsome.

  23. Liz says:

    I think Emily should reconsider. Those pics are perfect.

  24. Giggling like mad here! I absolutely adore those last two shots!

  25. Will, we think you should start a petition to get Emily to reconsider…we’ll be the first to paw it for you!
    Wally & Sammy

  26. Clowie says:

    I think Eko and Penny look terrific! I can’t understand why Emily wasn’t impressed!

  27. Dottie and Tuffy-Cat says:

    You may want to ask around about photographers, since there are other ones at your work-place. It would be a great article for their magazine too! Everyone has heard of you and Eko by now, and some know about Crazy Penny, too. That way both ‘couples’ would have their own professional photographers. Remember to have disposable cameras for all the guests to take snap-shots too, These are great photos you have already, but Emily is right, they should be of y’all. Focus, will,, focus!

  28. gpcox says:

    Congrats on the future wedding. You can’t go wrong with Eko and Penny standing up for you!!

  29. Eeqmacaw says:

    Oh yes Will,You are learning!I am sure that Eko and Penny will make excellent wedding participants.

  30. Enchanting! I vote they stay.

  31. They do look quite alike on the sofa there.

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