Day 13 of Winter: Central Park Wedding Officiant

Many of the couples now reading this entry are my future couples.  As you consider where you might elope or plan an intimate wedding, do contemplate tying the knot in the Ladies Pavilion, which is what these two guys did.  It’s adorable, picturesque, near the water, has great skyline views, and offers shelter.  Nonetheless, do not be fooled by the off-the-beaten-path specs of this location.  Kids, tourists, and other couples about to wed frequently visit the spot.

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. I generally used Ilford, mostly HP5, because I preferred its look and longevity. I never used a flash, but I love filters.

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