A Richmond Reception

A couple of years ago my sister got married in Richmond then had a reception in California. Last weekend a good friend from high school (John) did just the opposite, and I had the privilege of photographing their Richmond reception.

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As I walked into the banquet hall, John's mom shrieked, ran up to me and engulfed me in the greatest hug ever. I hadn't seen her since graduation which was many (ahem) years ago. A steady stream of friends I had not kept in touch with entered the party, and it felt like a high school reunion. Well, I guess it did--I missed mine because my son came down with the chicken pox...  

I'd almost forgotten what a great group of folks these guys were. I tried to capture them in a more traditional shot, but what I ended up with was everyone laughing hysterically. Which was even better. That's how I remember them anyway!

In addition to seeing friends from the past, I got to meet John's lovely wife Josanne. She and her girls were so much fun. If they'd just move to the east coast I'm sure we'd be great friends ;-) Or maybe I could make the trip to sunny CA...

See more photos from the shoot at Facebook.com/SieckPhotography.