I’m Going to Egypt!

One week from today I will be on my way to Egypt to shoot my first international wedding! Suffice to say, I’m stoked!

Back in June I shot some engagement photos for a couple friends, and then in November I had the privilege of going to their wedding in Seattle. During the reception a girl came up and asked me if I was the one who took their engagement photos. We chatted for a bit and then she said, “Well, my fiance and I are getting married in Egypt…”

As it turns out they had already hired a photographer for their wedding, but they liked my style enough to ask me to photograph the four days of events leading up to the wedding as well. Basically I’m an embedded photographer hanging out with a group of people doing a bunch of awesome things. We’re gonna go horseback riding at the Pyramids and do a Nile River cruise among other things.

*Seriously.  Pinch me!!

The bride-to-be is so easygoing but very organized and detailed.  More than once she said to me, “It’s important to me that you have fun and enjoy yourself –don’t feel like you have to work the whole time,” and I’m left thinking, “So wait a minute, everything is already planned out; all I have to do is show up, take lots of photos, and have fun? …. Bring it on!”

I feel so honored and grateful to be a part of this trip!  It always means a lot to me when people trust me to photograph their wedding.  It means a heck of a lot when they are willing to fly me halfway around the world to do it!

P.S.  I have never used the bathroom in an airplane.  This trip just might upset my record…

4 thoughts on “I’m Going to Egypt!

  1. Thanks man! I can’t wait to see what photos, memories, and experiences await there. I’m told I should have good internet access there, so hopefully I can blog a bit from the Eastern Hemisphere.

  2. I am SOOO excited for you. You seriously are going to come back with some crazy stories….just wait! Dina is so fun loving and down to earth crazy fun.

    Matt and I will be praying for your safety and adjustment to the culture…. :)

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