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Laughing Bridesmaid | by Glenn Loos-Austin
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Laughing Bridesmaid

Ah, weddings. For almost 15 years I did 35 to 40 a year. I generally like them, and I'm starting to book a few more of them again, but there are some trials associated with them. Sadly, most of them are not encountered on the day of the job, but in the job set up and wrap up. This shot of the Maid of Honor, taken during the ceremony of a wedding I was recently invited to, is a case in point. I think it's a great shot. Unlike most ceremony shots, it's got some life to it. But it's exactly the sort of shot that can get strange reactions when you put it into an album. The bride wants to know why she was laughing at her ceremony. The bridesmaid thinks the shot makes her teeth look too big. Who knows, maybe the mother of the groom will think its disrespectful of the sanctity of the church. Eventually, that kind of nonsense wears you down, and you start putting such photos in the extras pile, or just leaving them out entirely. I have to go do some digital photography at a wedding job today, but it's my mother's client, so I will be insulated from that whole aspect of it.

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Uploaded on October 9, 2005