Our friend A. comes to Germany for a certain hacker event every year, eleven years running.
Every year he says he’s not coming to Berlin for New Year’s Eve afterwards, and every year I hear his voice in the hallway at our Hacker Open House on New Year’s Day.
This year he brought his bride to be.
And for the second year running, a box of still warm cinnamon rolls from Zeit für Brot nearby. I like both of these and wish both to become tradition!
I told them that of course we had to paint a wedding portrait, and we could do it in four hours or less.
They promptly agreed and spent the day on January 3 hitting Berlin goth shops for appropriate attire.
(Not everyone chooses the route of D & E, who wore their underwear for their New Year’s wedding portrait!)
I loved having a little time to get to know C., who is an amazing gift to the Bay Area community.
I am so happy for these two and the adventures that lie ahead of them as a family. The portrait was started and finished in three hours, all in, plus an additional hour for talking and planning beforehand. Making it my first Four Hour Portrait of a couple in many years!
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