Tanner, my first Senior Guy that will be graduating 2016!!

So you saw Tanner's girlfriend yesterday, Alicia, and a sneak of his photos with them as a couple. Tanner's photos turned out just as awesome as Alicia's! Tanner is more understated and quite at times than some teens. Then again, he has a right to be, he's got his path thought out in front of him. He's already signed up and going forward soon after he graduates. 

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A Message from Joe.. a husband...a Second Shooter at Weddings..

Hey guys, this is Joe, the "J" of JNT.. I kinda hijacked the blog today. Please don't mind the muffled sounds of Tiffany ducted taped in the other room. She has her favorite color PINK duct tape and I put one of her favorite movies on so she'll be fine. I just might have to make a fast getaway when she gets loose.  HAHAHAHA! She might be small, but she's still a tough cookie! 

When the husband is your second shooter at a wedding, here is some points to remember for both the main shooter and the couple...

1. Remember he is your husband.

He will pack all of your gear, hold your cameras, line the wedding party up, run around and gear things you need, hand out cards and so on.....and he works for cheap, beer.. well and food. food is always good as long as there is beer too. 

2. People who get upset at the wedding or who think they are pros with a camera or just are mean are a challenge for the husband.

He is a quiet creature, who is happy being with you but happier with you at home and in his easy chair. When mad mom's and bride yell at him because we are the ones shooting and we say "no, we won't use your point and shoot camera" or "no, we won't take photos with your phone." He doesn't handle this well, and tends to get a little ouchy.....without well...beer.

3. He gets sidetracked easily.

 Shiny things, talking to guys about hunting spots, fishing spots, etc... so point him in the right direction and pat him on his head.....and remember.... beer

4. What do you mean, "No open bar for me".

Yeah, yeah yeah.. I know we are working.. I really do.. the beer comes later when the work is done. Just don't forget it.. please!! Beer is good.. Speed-clad photobombers BAD!! Us husbands need eye bleach after those!! And then LOTS of beer!! 

5. He loves you and he wants  to see you succeed, he wants you happy.

That's it.. yep.. that's all for number 5.. pretty simple from a guy. 

Oh I think her movie is almost done, I better see how mad she is... I hope she's not too mad because, I hear a beer and arm chair calling me. I don't see what's so tough about this blogging stuff.. all though her addiction to this list thing really needs to stop... I just can't find a specialist for that yet. I'm still looking.

Thanks you all!
Joe

P.S. I'm sure I am banned from blogging after this... I might have to hijack it again.

Not bad for the Second Shooter 'eh? Yep!!! We are BOTH pros!

Not bad for the Second Shooter 'eh? Yep!!! We are BOTH pros!

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Erickson Wedding in Cooperation with Best of the West Photography

A couple weeks ago Cindy Shade and I went to Spearfish and did a wedding together!! We had SOOOOOOOOO much fun even though it was such a HOT day!! Here's a few photos from it!!

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Things that EVERY Bridesmaid should know AND do

YES!! Another list.. I KNOW CRAZINESS!! Good thing Joe is out of town or I would probably be hearing the sound of duct tape and him muttering something about sticking me in the back seat until he found someone that could help me!! HAHAHAHA! 

This summer we have done quite a few weddings and have seen some really GREAT bridesmaids and maids or matrons of honors and then we have seen some yeah not so much.  What I'm going to try and do here is list some things that EVERY Bridesmaid should do!! It's not JUST for the Maid or Matron of Honor to bear the brunt anymore. The BRIDE ask you all to be a part of her IN crowd and it's a great time to be intimately involved in a very special time of her life! 

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What to do with your wedding photos after the wedding?

YES!! Believe it or NOT, I have had requests!! Yes, REQUESTS for another list!! I think Joe's going to definitely put me in to some sort of therapy.. I really do. HA! 

What did you do with our photos after the wedding? Do you have them all up in our house? Do you have an album? If you have an album, do you get it out and look at it regularly? … I mean, you could put one or two up, but what if you live in a small apartment or house.... and you don't want to turn it into a wedding selfie themed house or make it look like you're stuck on yourself.

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