Thursday, April 26, 2012

We Went Back to Mississippi...

I have been editing pics from a wedding that we shot...last spring.  Almost a year ago to the day actually.  On the day of the April 27th tornadoes, we were in the early stages of packing to leave town for the weekend.  Pete's cousin Jen was getting married that weekend on the campus of MSU {Pete shot her sister's wedding back in '09}.  He was the photographer, and I was planning to help him.  Because of the damage the tornadoes caused our area, we were without power {for almost a week it would turn out} and headed out of town early.  We drove through the disaster that Tuscaloosa had become just a day after the tornadoes.  We didn't see much thanks to it being almost dark and the limited power in the area, but you could feel the devastation in the air.  And the sense of community.  We stopped at a Burger King on the outskirts of town - 1 of the first places we found that had power since we left home.  There was a feeling of relief as well as unity among everyone there.  Not just your average exchange of "Roll Tide's" or similar greeting at any college town, but a concern for each other in all that had happened.  Luckily, our cousin's wedding plans were untouched by the devastation of the many tornadoes. With Pete & I both shooting, there were MANY pictures to work through.  Here are a few {yeah, just a few} of my favorites...





















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