You may now kiss the bride

Hi there! I’m Lizzie Boon. I’m a wedding photographer from Houston. It’s good to be one ’cause you learn from others’ mistakes. So now I’m pretty sure that I won’t have a ’cartoon wedding’. Have you seen the photos of people dressed up like Shrek and Fiona on their big day? Don’t want to be rude but this gives the impression that their green faces work as a diversion from their obesity. I’m for traditional clothes! In fact, I like to watch Disney cartoons and read comics. Yeah, I’m still a kid at heart. However, I see nothing bad about it. Children are happier than adults!:-)


10 pieces of treasure

Once I was invited to a small party of gift opening. The newlyweds had just come back from their honeymoon, tanned and well rested. There were boxes of various sizes waiting for them on the floor. Vicky and James didn’t want to wait long. What’s funny about the gift opening procedure is the people’s reaction. No matter how hard they are trying to hide disappointment, an artificial smile always betrays them. Anyway they have to exclaim ’Thanks, auntie Lucy for this wonderful set of towels!’. Oh, aunt Lucie, you’d better give them some cash. Of course, not all the presents were useless. I wouldn’t mind receiving one of the following myself:

  • A trip for two to Hawaii.
  • A billiard table.
  • A couple of expensive watches.
  • Swim membership for a year.
  • Tiffany earrings for Vicky and cuff links of the same jeweler house for James.
  • Tickets for Beyoncé tour.

Only 10 gifts remained unpacked. They were all delivered in the morning. Vicky opened them and we saw paintings of incredible beauty. Though I’m not an artist, even I understood that those were high-quality works. Two still lifes, four landscapes, three canvases depicting animals and one romantic picture of dearly beloved made everyone stare openmouthed. ‘Who is the author of these pieces of art?’ asked James. I took the certificate of authenticity and read, ’Leonid Afremov’. And I wrote the name down into my notebook in case if I’d need something worthy to refresh my walls.

In a few weeks we did serious renovations in our living room. And I already knew what to hang above the sofa! Together with my parents we ordered a delicate seascape on Leonid’s site It depicted a yacht at sunset. I clicked on a special option called ’View in room’ to see whether the image fits our place or not. When we got the painting, of course, it looked even better than online. Its vivid palette perfectly matched neutral colors of our interior. It’s good that it wasn’t framed because framing and other decorations distract a viewer from the canvas. Another pleasant bonus was free delivery. And the icing on the cake – we’d ordered stretching. My dad just hammered two nails into the wall and voilà, his work was done there!

Don’t hesitate to buy oil paintings by Leonid. Afremov art is no hype, it’s a 100% unique product that’s well-known all over the world!








Gymnastics with a camera

It’s not enough to be just creative for a professional photographer. You have to be strong, brave and crazy to some extent. If you don’t believe me, watch this video where wedding photographers are ready to do anything for a perfect shot What do you think about the man sitting in the puddle? Must be uncomfortable! And wet! Or there’s one more daredevil who climbs down the rock! God, it can be really dangerous! My fear of heights doesn’t even let me get up on the roof of a 5-storied building! According to another photo, this job often requires physical support from a friend. Briefly, someone has to hold your body while you’ll be contorting yourself in all sorts of ridiculous positions☺My favorite picture from the video represents a photographer who’s climbed a palm. Ha-ha, he definitely came from a monkey! I guess when photographers grow old, they’ll have a lot to talk about! How they hid under the bride’s dress to have a good shot of the couple. Or how they came home soaked to the skin because of the stormy sea. But despite inconveniences, a picture taker is a part of so many joyous occasions that sometimes I’m jealous of me!:-)