Day 12 of Winter: Coney Island Wedding Officiant

This photo was taken of one of my couples in Spring 2012. They married in a gazebo along the boardwalk, which links the beach to the Coney Island amusement park itself. I actually get a little excited once the Winter Solstice passes simply because it’s the longest day of the year, and I know that Spring will come again soon.
After I married these two women, Liam took them down to the beach. I had another ceremony, so I could not follow them. But I liked the residual reminder — the two white dots near the Atlantic Ocean.

Happy New Year!  As winter enters its coldest month, here are photos to inspire thoughts of warm days on the beach.  These were taken on different days.

I am not a photographer at all, let alone a wedding photography. I am solely an officiant. But I do know my trusty old Minolta SRT 100 adorned with a M Rokkor-x 50 f/1.4, which is an analog SLR 35mm camera with a stunning prime lens that has lived a longer life than myself. These old cameras are sturdier than digital, and I personally love the look of grainy, textured black and white film. Back in May 2012, I decided that for each day of the upcoming winter, I’d publish a photo or two from my past ceremonies (people, places, and/or things)—the good and bad, as a reminder that mistakes happen. These images are low-resolution scans of negatives.

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