17 Jun
126/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
126/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f4, 1/13, raw

It’s almost midnight when the last friends leave our place. They’re the closest ones, who remained for a few more drinks and some chatting. The rest of the guests, mostly relatives, left as soon as it was dark. It has been an extremely hot day, so I guess that they were tired and willing to enjoy some air conditioning at their places. With some TV, maybe. No dinner, though, they had enough food and drinks at our party. Which actually was Agata’s party. Today she was baptized Christian.
The ceremony was performed in an ancient and beautiful church in the city center, San Lorenzo in Damaso, somewhere between Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori. The priest who celebrated the baptism is Don Gianni, the parish priest of the church in the suburban area where both Claudia and I grew up. He knows us and our families, and he performed a beautiful, intimate, and sincere ceremony. We were the only ones in the church, Claudia, Agata, me and other thirty people among friends and relatives.
Afterwards we invited everyone for an aperitif at our place. This has been the first party at our home, and it has been great. As I already wrote in this blog, the organization of the event was taken care by the girls of WeddInProgress, while the food was prepared by Lorenzo Mazzoni, a home-chef (the kind of chef who comes to your place with all the ingredients and then uses your kitchen to prepare a great meal). Everything went perfectly, our terrace was beautifully decorated, the food was great, and the drinks never stopped coming.
Finally, it’s almost midnight when the last few friends leave our place. And I realize that I didn’t take a single shot all day long. There are times in which you have to put you camera away to properly enjoy the events. I know that most of the guests took a lot of photographs anyway. They probably won’t be good images, but they’ll surely work as memories. However, the project demands a shot from this day, and I want it to celebrate our family. So here it is, Claudia, Agata and me, crushed on our bed, all (but me) fallen in a deep and peaceful sleep.

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