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Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp

By Midwesterngirl @MidwesternGirl5
 Hey hey! Happy Monday everyone!
I've been doing a lot of cleaning out and organizing these past few months...and I've come across a ton of photos that I haven't seen in a long time...among those photos are our wedding photos.
Are you ready for a sob story?
Really...this actually pains me to tell because I am such a huge photo-lover...but here goes.
I hired an up-and-coming photojournalist to shoot our wedding. That less-formal, more story-telling type of photography was just coming into style when I was getting married, and I thought it would be SO COOL to have this girl record our day in such a fun & new way.
I paid her a TON of money. I mean, a TON.
A ton.
She came and shot our ceremony & our reception and then I didn't hear from her for a while.
After a few months, I called her to ask where our photos were. And you will never believe the answer I got.
She informed me that most of our black & white photos had been (somehow) ruined and that all of our color photos were no good.
And this was back before digital photography, soooo...
I was beside myself.
I was like, what??? How did this happen?
She apologized and offered us a free photo session and then handed me the book of about 20 photos that had actually turned out. And let me tell you...even those were just OK, at best.
At best.
I politely declined the free photo shoot - why on earth would I want her to take MORE photos of us when this experience had been so awful?
Looking back I should have demanded my money...told the better business bureau...done SOMETHING. But again, there was no social media, no yelp, no nothing and I just wanted it to be over.
SO, the precious few photos I do have of that day are pretty important to me.
When I came across my small little wedding book, I decided to take those photos, make copies of them and document the stories of that day.
I wanted to be able to look back on those moments I do have photos of and remember the stories that are attached to them.
And what better way to do that than with Storyline?
Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp
For this page, I grabbed an 8.5"x11" background sheet (included in every Storyline album) and the Wedding Deck of Days.
Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp
Then I used some of the hand-lettering I've been practicing lately to create my title. I kinda love how it turned out.
Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp
Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp
A few stickers and some journaling & this page...and this story...were documented.
Our First Dance | Heidi Swapp
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Storyline really is the easiest, quickest way to get your stories told.
And I'm so grateful for it. 
I'm documenting those memories that may have stayed buried for just a few minutes.
And now those stories will be around forever.
Whatever happened to that inept photographer, you ask?
Well, I recently Googled her name...just to see if she was still taking photos. 
And she's not.
Thank heavens.
She now works in corporate America.
And I've got a wedding photo story I will NEVER forget.
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