Tom Reeves and Abby’s daughter Dawna Michele Milligan were married at Sacred Heart Church of Glyndon, Maryland March 21, 2009.
Abby, Mitchell, Dorothy and I traveled from Oklahoma to spend a week in the Baltimore area with Chele and Tom, and to meet Tom’s family.We were joined by my sister Nicole Barron of New Orleans, and my mother Sarah Jo Barron, who flew from her home in Florida.
We stayed at a hotel across the street from a charming Bel-Loc Diner, a historic eatery with excellent service and charming classic decor. We ate nearly half of our meals there. “Baltimore is all about diners, so I guess it’s good we’re eating at a diner,” Chele explained.
I was joined for two days by my long-time friend and fellow photographer Robert Stinson, whose additional photography rounded out the shooting quite nicely, including some images of me. Abby shot some as well, and they both created an irreplaceable contribution to the imaging.
In addition to wanting me in her wedding, Chele asked me to photograph it. I don’t routinely shoot weddings, since I am a photojournalist, but I have shot several in the past, and it was my pleasure to shoot this one. I felt the product I produced expressed the events very successfully.
Abby and I used our Nikon D70s digitals. Our friend Michael suggested I borrow his Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8, which produced excellent results.