Tuesday, October 23, 2012

#62 see a celebrity


#62: see a celebrity

So...I'll admit...I was a little worried about this one.

Sure, I can do an anonymous favour any day I want, or get up super early to see the sunrise...but see a celebrity? I mean, it's a little out of my control. 

But I figured, this is the stuff 101 lists are made of, right?! 

And then I went to Vegas, and was 95% positive I'd see Scott Disick strolling down the street in a suit at 7am or something. But that didn't happen. 

And then at my friend Chris' graduation, I heard a rumour that Aliyah Jasmine from MTV was in the audience because her sister was graduating too. So I stood with a telephoto lens in one of the side aisles, and scanned the crowd to find her. 

But no such luck. 

ENTER: October 20th. 
LOCATION: Rockliffe Park.
AGENDA: Wedding formals for Jocelyne and Patrick.

Three black cars all in a row pull into the parking lot. And someone jokingly says, "I bet you it's the Prime Minister or something!"

We laugh, and move on with our photo taking. 

But then as the cars were preparing to leave the little parking lot (that couldn't have held more than 20 cars or so), they stopped. And 20 seconds went by. And wouldn't you know it, Mr. Stephen Harper himself came over to wish the Bride & Groom a happy wedding day! 


Best part of the this whole interaction:

STEPHEN HARPER: So, have you already done it?
PAT: Nope, first time!

...

Lol, Pat thought he was asking whether either of them had ever been married before, when really he was just asking if they had already had their wedding ceremony! 

Maybe you had to be there, it was hilarious.


Anyway, he was such a great sport for offering to be in a couple photos with the whole wedding party :) 

Now picture me with 2 security guards on either side of me taking this picture lol...


Oooh! And then after shaking everyone's hand and asking us our names, I said:

ME: I'm Laura, I'm the photographer!
STEPHEN HARPER: Oh! Well you haven't had a photo then, 
have you? Let's see if someone can work your camera.

And then Jocelyne took this photo of the two of us :) 


So there you have it! A true celebrity sighting and a 
super fun experience to boot :)

Between you and me, I'm still hoping to bump into Scott Disick at 
some point in my life. But now there's no real rush...