True Scecina pitcher Julia Blastic (center) and other teammates celebrate as Lea Thompson (right) runs home after Justice Carmichael's grand-slam home run during Scecina's 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Alex Farris
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2017.09.27
This is the post I originally promised two years ago.

In the lead-up to medical school, and in between shifts as an emergency room scribe, I did a few more photo assignments for The Indianapolis Star. One of those assignments, the Carmel mayoral election, made the front page of the paper the next day, and although I was changing careers, I was still excited about it.

During medical school, I managed to cover three weddings. Two of those were booked before I started school and occurred during the first semester, so I had to find a way to fit them in between anatomy exams. (Definitely worth it; both weddings were special and intimate ceremonies joining two good people together.) The third wedding just could not be passed up, even though by then (third semester) I was well aware of how much of a time commitment medical school is. My friend Steph, featured twice on this blog, had a beautiful wedding in Florida in the fall of 2016 before moving to England with her husband the following winter. If her wedding (which begins here with photo 17) is the last one I cover as a photographer, I'll be quite happy to end that career with such a great couple.

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Collin Corbett, Ryan Kilduff, Rick Sharp and Briane House huddle around a computer to watch for updates at the Sharp results party at Dooley O\'Toole\'s as votes come in for the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between incumbent Jim Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Collin Corbett, Ryan Kilduff, Rick Sharp and Briane House huddle around a computer to watch for updates at the Sharp results party at Dooley O'Toole's as votes come in for the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between incumbent Jim Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Alex Farris
Melanie Lentz (front left), community relations and economic development specialist for Carmel mayor Jim Brainard, hugs her boss Nancy Heck after the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp is called for Brainard, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Melanie Lentz (front left), community relations and economic development specialist for Carmel mayor Jim Brainard, hugs her boss Nancy Heck after the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp is called for Brainard, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Alex Farris
Incumbent Carmel mayor Jim Brainard and his daughter Marie embrace after the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp is called for Brainard, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Incumbent Carmel mayor Jim Brainard and his daughter Marie embrace after the Republican primary for the Carmel mayoral race between Brainard and City Council president Rick Sharp is called for Brainard, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Alex Farris
The Scecina dugout cheers during Scecina\'s 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Scecina dugout cheers during Scecina's 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Alex Farris
Scecina junior Lauren Ryan leads off of third base, defended by Cathedral senior Reagan Dalton, during Scecina\'s 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Scecina junior Lauren Ryan leads off of third base, defended by Cathedral senior Reagan Dalton, during Scecina's 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Alex Farris
Scecina pitcher Julia Blastic (center) and other teammates celebrate as Lea Thompson (right) runs home after Justice Carmichael\'s grand-slam home run during Scecina\'s 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Scecina pitcher Julia Blastic (center) and other teammates celebrate as Lea Thompson (right) runs home after Justice Carmichael's grand-slam home run during Scecina's 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Alex Farris
Cathedral junior Kate Flynn and senior Katherine Deighan celebrate a goal scored in the first minute of the final game of the Indiana Girl\'s Lacrosse Association State Tournament at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Cathedral junior Kate Flynn and senior Katherine Deighan celebrate a goal scored in the first minute of the final game of the Indiana Girl's Lacrosse Association State Tournament at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Alex Farris
Fishers/Hamilton Southeastern senior Marissa Holliday and Cathedral junior Kelly Donnelly fight for control of the ball during the final game of the Indiana Girl\'s Lacrosse Association State Tournament at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Fishers/Hamilton Southeastern senior Marissa Holliday and Cathedral junior Kelly Donnelly fight for control of the ball during the final game of the Indiana Girl's Lacrosse Association State Tournament at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Alex Farris
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