One, thank you to everyone that came out to either my birthday dinner or to my birthday party. You guys make these events so fun for me, and that can’t really be expressed in words, so once again, thank you for letting me have an amazing birthday. I am uploading pictures.
I can say, if you have a VALID request for me to remove a picture, I will (there were almost 400.) I do remove most pictures where girls look blatantly horrible (blinking, stupid faces, etc.) I don’t remove pictures that have a group in them, and you might have a silly grin that doesn’t suit you. Deal with it, we all aren’t supermodels, and can’t be on point whilst drinking and acting goofy. A bad picture is just capturing a moment in time you might not of remembered otherwise. What I do have to harp on, is that I have been asked to remove pictures that include one certain person. I did it because the person who asked is my friend, but I had to do this for my birthday last year as well, and had to exercise caution with other events, because of someone who was doing things they weren’t supposed to be doing…… Going thru 400 pictures to ensure this person isn’t visible in them is kind of a task, but I did it. I did it last year, and sadly, I will probably do it in the future. What I can say is, you all know me pretty well, I take ALOT of pictures, and I usually post them on myspace, facebook, or joraye.com. If you don’t want certain pictures to seen, DON’T POSE FOR THEM. I can be pretty pushy when I’m on the spot, but you can carefully ask me in private to not take pictures of you and your guest. I will oblige. It makes the “post-editing” process alot easier on me. I don’t give a crap who your f***ing, sleeping around with, hiding a fugitive, in the witness protection program, etc. That’s your life. I’ve had to do this numerous times with friends and I think it’s petty. If you’ve got a secret to hide, DON’T jump in front of a camera! Especially one that is owned by someone who updates and posts EVERYTHING on the internet.
What I can say for the future is, that I have a wedding coming up. I will more than likely, have a photographer, OTHER THAN ME. Wedding photos can sometimes number in the 1000s. I WILL NOT be editing my wedding photos other than to suit my own personal opinion. So if you decide to show up to my wedding with someone other than your publicly-known husband, baby’s daddy, boyfriend, lover, etc, STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM MY PHOTOGRAPHER. Point blank, photos are evidence, so why incriminate yourself if you KNOW what you’re doing is wrong, or going to cause issues. Other than that, the pictures are quite fun, I love my new camera (Thanks Todd and Mom!), and I plan to take quite a few more pictures. 🙂 Happy Birthday to me!