Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Preparing for the Reception (Photostory)
Like I said, I am back to our regularly scheduled program, which means getting back to the wedding reception. I was brainstorming how the room would look. That's typically how my diorama building process goes. I throw up a quick mock up, based on my first thoughts. The room never comes together fully until right before I shoot. No telling what this ballroom will look like by the time I shoot the first video.
"I must say I am very concerned about the progress on this room. It really needs to be almost finished by now." (Lauren)
"I understand your concern, but the previous group was late getting out this morning, and that is why we are late." (Ron)
"Well can you bring some more people in to help?" (Lauren)
"I've already called in backup. They should be here any moment." (Ron)
The guys are bringing out the tables.
There is a separate decorating crew.
"How does this look?" (Janine)
"I like it. I think we should go ahead and start attaching them to the walls. We are running out of time." (Meg)
"So how long before the tables are completely set with chairs and table cloths?" (Lauren)
"I would say we will have that done within the next 30 mins. The new crew will help with the decorating." (Ron)
"Are those all the tables?" (Andrew)
"I think so. We can bring the table tops out together. They are pretty heavy." (Blair)
Meanwhile, Faith has entered the ballroom looking for her mother.
"Faith, what are you doing here?" (Mom)
"Mom, I've been calling you all day!" (Faith)
"I'm so sorry. I have been so busy, I have not stopped to check any messages. Again, what are you doing here? Is something wrong?" (Mom)
"Does there have to be something wrong for me to come see my beautiful mother?" (Faith)
"How much do you need and what is it for?" (Mom)
"Mom, I don't always come to hit you up for money." (Faith)
"Oh, no? When was the last time you came here just to say hello?" (Mom)
"Well....I need to borrow $50." (Faith)
"There she is again." (Andrew)
"Who....the boss' daughter? (Blair)
"Yes. I have to figure out how to get a date with her." (Andrew)
"Man you are crazy. Dating the boss' daughter could be a big mistake." (Blair)
"Let's go to my office. You still haven't told me what it's for?" (Mom)
"Well there's a big concert coming up that me and my friends want to go to and the tickets go on sale in the morning." (Faith)
"You really need to find a job so you can support all these extra activities you want to do." (Mom)
"Mom, I have a job." (Faith)
"Well maybe you should think about getting another one, or one that pays better." (Mom)
"Daddy doesn't want me working too much. He says it will take away from my studying." (Faith)
"Well maybe you should be at his job, asking him for $50." (Mom)
P.S. The doll I named Meg is a recent head purchase from Ebony of BrooklynStarsForever. It is one of my favorite molds, the Teresa mold. I named her Meg because she reminds me of one of my college roommates. The doll I named Janine is one of the 7 Janay dolls I own. Most are related to Antoinette. This one is not. At least not that they know of. Andrew is the AA playline doll, whose name I am drawing a blank on. I temporarily rebodied him on a Darren body. Remember when they were articulated? His head doesn't stay on the body, so I have to do some tweaking.