While I am photographing a wedding, I always shoot a literal, straight-on photo, relatively boring photo of just the bridal bouquets. I incorporate this into my album design. I always ask the bridesmaids to stand a certain way and (try) to hold their bouquets at the same height. They always ask "do we smile?" I tell them "You don't have to, I am only worried about the bouquets." Most of the time, they just talk. These ladies never said a word. I just love the range of blank looks. Then I looked a little closer. The bridesmaids at camera right took advantage of the situation. I really love my job!
I love this tender, delicate moment shared between Missy and her sister. I love a bride whose not afraid to chow down on a big-ass burger on her wedding day...and who can appreciate this photo. And her lipstick was perfect afterwards.
Warning! If you have no sense of humor, stop reading here.
I'm a big fan of the folks at Buzzfeed. If you've been living under a rock, here's a little background.
According to its Wikipedia page, BuzzFeed is an internet news media company. Founded in 2006 in New York City as a viral lab by Jonah Peretti, the company has grown into a global media and technology company providing coverage of topics like politics, DIY, animals and business. In 2012, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as Editor-in-Chief, and is responsible for trying to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form and reportage while maintaining its popular fun and entertainment-oriented content.
Much of what I love about Buzzfeed is it's humor.
They posted a video recently about what if Groomsmen were Bridesmaids. This video, which you can also find on YouTube by going here, is simply hilarious. As a wedding photographer who is often behind-the-scenes with many bridesmaids, parts of this is spot-on.
One note, part of this video is R-rated at 2:38 in (even with the blurred screen) so consider yourself warned.
But if you enjoy lots of bridal humor, this video is a must-watch.