Everybody Wants To Be A Photographer

Today I want to talk about wedding guests and their cameras. Dad and Mom often talk about this subject. They say that they are amazed about how many wedding guests take their cameras and use them during the ceremony. Not just their cameras but their iPads and phones. Not only do they use them but they often use them with a flash!

My parents never use flash during the ceremony. They believe a wedding ceremony is just that…a sacred ceremony and not a photo session. That is one of the reasons they use professional equipment that can be adjusted to different lighting situations.

Dad says he can’t believe that there are so many wedding guests that just snap away during the service. How can you enjoy the loveliness of the moment with a camera in front of your face? Sometimes they are trying so hard to get a good shot that they get in the way of the professional that the bride and groom have paid good money for.

After napping on this I have come up with a couple of simple suggestions.

If you want to take your camera do so but ask the bride and groom if they care if you shoot during the ceremony.

If you must shoot during the ceremony don’t use a flash.

Don’t stand up for long periods of time taking pictures because the people behind you would like to see the bride and groom…not your behind.

Try to stay out of the professional photographers way. When group shots are being taken try not to be the one that says “just one more” then take forever getting your shot. This holds everything up and weddings are usually on a tight schedule.

Lastly, be courteous.

That’s it for now. I need to contemplate the inside of my eyelids!



I have heard my mom and dad talking about New Year’s resolutions so I decided to look into it to see what they were talking about.

I discovered that New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming new year.  It is a time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

My research led me to some of the most popular resolutions.  

Spend More Time with Family & Friends
I’m all for this one!  I love hanging with my peeps.  Especially those that know how much I enjoy treats!

Fit in Time For Fitness
We all know that exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.  I’m lucky because my dad and mom take me for regular walks, swims on the sand bar and they play ball with me all summer long.  I love, love, love playing with a tennis ball!  Stay posted as dad got a GoPro and says he is going to rig it up for some cool dog shots.

I love go play ball!

I love to play ball!

Quit Smoking
I wish everyone would do it, those butts on ground always look like snacks and its so gross when I mistakenly pick one up.

Enjoy Life More
This has become a popular resolution in recent years.  Humans work too hard and loose the balance between body, mind and soul.  I don’t have that problem.  I do all the things I love…EAT, sleep, play, EAT, take long walks, play in the water, EAT, play with my tennis ball and oh did I mention EAT!  I have found the balance I need to enjoy my life to the fullest!  I recommend everyone work towards this goal.

Get Out of Debt
Debt is a big source of stress so if you have this problem my advice is to try to get a handle on it this year if you can.  

Learn Something New
Learning something new can make a tremendous difference in your outlook on life.  If I had thumbs I think my resolution would be to learn how to paint!  I just love art and the pleasure it brings into people’s lives.

Help Others
This is a very non-selfish resolution that not only helps you but helps others also.  I would love to volunteer to go for long walks with my friend Savannah to help her get the exercise she needs.  She is fun to be around and easy on the eyes too.  Such a pretty golden doodle.  

I have come up with my own personal resolution!  I Beauregard Obetz will try to post more blogs in 2014.  I got a little lazy toward the end of last year and I am a little embarrassed by it.  I figure if I post more blogs I will get hungrier from the work, which will give me an excuse to exercise so I will stay in shape and enjoy life!  If I am enjoying life I can help others and learn something new from time to time.  So I’m thinking that the popular resolutions are popular for a reason!

Happy New Year everyone.  I wish you much joy and happiness in 2014.

The Blogging Dog