On Friday Matt and I shot a wedding that was about an hour away. I don’t think it could have been a more beautiful day. The sun was shining, the temperature was just about perfect and everything was going pretty smooth.
We got there at about 8:30 a.m. and got done at about 10:30 p.m.
It was a full day of photographing.
The bride had an idea to shoot some pictures out in the middle of nowhere in a park. It was a gorgeous place that I had never been to before and it was perfect for a photo shoot. There were a lot of different textures that worked well as backdrops.
The one problem was getting there.
They had rented two limousines from a nearby town. The problem was that both of the limos were in pretty bad shape. One was missing the front grill and the insides were not nice at all. Wires were hanging down from the ceiling and the seats were all tore up.
They took the chance anyway and off we went. Matt noticed that the limo that the bride and groom were in was smoking a bit and the wheels were wobbling.
We got a few miles out of town and were almost to the location when we dodged something in the middle of the road and then we saw a tire from the limo rolling away.
The wheel was only connected by one lugnut (we didn’t know that beforehand) and it snapped in half! So the limo skidded across the road and into the ditch.
No one was hurt and it didn’t skid very far. But imagine if we were going any faster. It could have been a disaster!
Needless to say, the groom was not happy and sent the limos away.
I can’t believe that a company would send limos in that kind of shape to their clients!
No one, except the bride who was so great through all of this, wanted to take photos after that. So I was lucky that I got the shots that I did.
At least they will have a story to tell twenty years down the road. And hopefully be able to laugh about it!