We had played the SDE, we were done shooting and started to pack up, just a few more close friends and family were doing rockeoke with the band on stage.
I was circling the dance floor, as I almost always do after a wedding, eyeing for familiar faces, wanting to shake old friends’s hands, checking for past couples. It is always a joy to see them. I need to do this as I’m always game face on during the ceremony shooting and a recluse at the reception, editing.
Well they saw me first, a past couple of mine, they were good friends with Buko and Kitchie and after exchanging predictable yet sincere pleasantries, they left me with a parting greeting – “It was great to see you Jason – you are always a great memory.”
And that brought a smile to my face I carry over to the time I’m writing this.
It was such a simple compliment to receive. But one of the highest order.
And yet again, I wax romantic and sentimental about what I do for a living. Because I am reminded that my job brings great joy and happiness to people I serve. It is a great responsibility and that is why I take it very seriously. I would not want to be anything else but a great experience for my couples.
I preserve memories (record), augment and embellish them (edit) and place them online for generations to remember (upload).
“I am a great memory” For what I do, how I and my team conducted ourselves during the day and for who I was. It is high praise. Thank you.
Two Post Scripts:
1. I hope, in whatever you do or choose to do, you will also be a “good memory” to people you deal with.
2. On the subject of memory, the name of the couple who said hi escapes me. Thus they are unnamed. I suck I know.