The Door is a Jar

Dedicated to seeing the lighter and slightly skewed side of life

Three! Three! Three shoots in one!


This weekend, I went to Tyler Gardens at Bucks County Community College.  It is very close to where my parents live, so the plan was to shoot pics in the morning and spend time with them in the afternoon, perhaps see a movie as well.  I got to the school around 8:00 am and realized that I should have arrived about an hour earlier (at least) because of the light.  But there was still plenty…and I mean plenty, to shoot.

I was not alone in the gardens.  There were about 3 painters already there when I arrived (they knew when to get there!).  By painters, I mean artists, not house painters or playing cards painting the flowers.  Now that would have been something to see!  Probably need something stronger than a Chai Tea Latte to see something special like that.

Alice in Wonderland

It’s nice when there are other people around, cause you don’t feel this need to look over your shoulder every five minutes to make sure someone isn’t sneaking up on you.  But you do need to be careful about not getting in anyone’s way who is already set up and working.  Although there is a big, bad exception to this.  That exception is the wedding photographer.

 Adam Sandler

Nice try, but that is The Wedding Singer not the wedding photographer.  Again, this is something that could have been brought to my attention YESTERDAY! 🙂

Around 9:00, I hear loud talking, like a lot of loud talking.  I look up and here comes a rather large wedding party, along with two photographers.  They have absolutely no problem just taking over the joint.  Can’t say I blame them.  They are probably on a schedule and there is money involved.  But we were here first, dammit!  Or at least the painters were.

I have to say that these gardens are really perfect for wedding photography.  I don’t typically crash other people’s parties, but since I was being held up from my agenda, and it just fits so well into a recap, I snapped a pic of the group (don’t worry, I pixellated the faces to protect the innocent).  The bridesmaid dresses are maybe the prettiest I’ve ever seen.  How often do you hear that phrase?  Exactly.

Soooo, after they left, it got pretty quiet again.  I took pictures for about another hour and then called it.  Two hours are about all my little attention span can handle.  Plus, it felt like a good time for a Starbucks break.  The downtown area of Newtown is very close by and I figured there had to be a Starbucks there.  THERE HAD TO BE!

You know, they say that admitting you have a problem is the first step.

“They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said no, no, no.”

But I don’t have a problem 🙂  At least, at this point, I didn’t have a problem anymore.  Somehow, a Mocha Light Frappucino just always makes everything better.  Can I tell you?  This was the busiest Starbuck I’ve ever been in.  If you ever want to feel like you are at a place that is happening, its Saturday @ 10:30 am at the Newtown Starbucks.  Be there or be square!

I decided to take a stroll down the main drag before heading to Mom and Dad’s.  You can tell the town was getting ready for July 4th…or they are just very patriotic, because I took at least 4 or 5 different American Flag pics.  These are just a couple.

I know this post is getting rather long, so I will wrap it up here.  Mom had a beautiful spiky purple flower blooming in her garden that I had not noticed before so I snapped some pics of that too.  That, my friends, is how I got three shoots (and 200 pics!) in one day.  Featured Foto Friday is going to be interesting.

Oh yeah, we also went to see Rock of Ages….interested to hear what others thought of it.  I thought Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand stole the movie….which wasn’t ultra hard to do, but they did it.  Can still hear them singing “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon.  You can hear that song now too, can’t you?  Can’t you? [Insert evil laughter here]


Author: Jen Mayer

Hey all! This is the spot where I get to tell you about myself. Can I tell you how incredibly awkward that is? I mean who are we really? It's really a question for the ages. But, if I must answer, I am a photography junkie, wannabe writer, wife with a full time job. On the side, I like to think that my cooking is above average and that I could probably hold my own on the TV Show "Chopped", although I probably couldn't. Life is good!

2 thoughts on “Three! Three! Three shoots in one!

  1. You got me. In my head. Thanks a lot.

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