chapter 6

WEDDING PARTY PORTRAITS

The wedding party is sometimes small and sometimes enormous. Regardless of its size, it is a rare opportunity for a photographer to photograph a group of young people dressed up as if for a Hollywood red carpet event. A photographer can have a lot of fun taking these photographs, but he or she can also fall into a major trap of trite, tasteless, overdone wedding party photos. Here is a short list of the worst of them: the couple kisses while the wedding party stares and points at them in disbelief; the wedding party jumps up in the air and tosses their bouquets toward the sky; the wedding party interlocks arms and walks toward the camera. I can go on, but you get the point. I believe strongly that when potential ...

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