Tuesday, July 21, 2009
your wedding is not a photo shoot
Last night I discovered that the photos of a very pretty, very photogenic "real wedding" that has gotten a lot of attention on the wedding-y blogs were not in fact from a real wedding. They were from a shoot for Nashville Lifestyles. I pieced it together when I came across the same photos in the lookbook for Billy Reid.
Don't we see too many images of models already? As one of my fave tweeters put it, "It looks cool n shit. But call it what it is & stop fueling peoples unreal expectations that real weds look like mag ads."
Here's my advice from the other side: unpretentious, real wedding photos will always be cooler than the slick facsimiles. Don't let those stylists give you a complex.*
Exhibit A: Polaroid of Jamie and Ben by Michelle Pullman. Go ahead, models. Just try and fake that joy.
*And don't let em overstyle your wedding. What if it were the other way round and someone mistook your wedding for a magazine shoot? Barf.