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Mar 08, 2007 10:12 |  #16

Nice use of those techniques. And I dont know if you dodged or slightly adjusted the brides eyes but wow they really do seem to pop. Very beautiful.


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Mar 08, 2007 10:24 |  #17

Thanks..Really great stuff to know.




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Mar 08, 2007 10:27 |  #18

Jamie - I found the old thread, but its so much more meaningful to see it with the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to do this. It's very much appreciated.

Great job.


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Mar 08, 2007 13:42 |  #19

Do you explain to the bride why you are posing her in this way or does honesty not pay in these matters?


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Mar 08, 2007 13:56 |  #20

Thanks allot for those techniques, I will give those a shot at my next wedding. Beautiful shots by the way.




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Mar 08, 2007 15:24 |  #21

Thanks everyone!

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Do you explain to the bride why you are posing her in this way or does honesty not pay in these matters?

Definitely not. I want her to look at her pictures and think, "Man, I'm HOT"...


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Mar 08, 2007 15:43 |  #22

Jamie - thanks for taking the time to repost these... now I remember them, just couldn't remember where to look; d'oh!

THIS thread is pursuing a much more constructive direction than that other one. ;) I like the way you provided direction - you obviously put the bride at ease and instilled confidence. It shows in her expression.


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Mar 08, 2007 15:48 as a reply to sapearl's post |  #23

Maybe its just me being British but I would never dream of "re-shaping" a bride by hiding her behind the groom or shooting at such an angle that 90% of her body is missing.

How do you know the bride isn't proud of the way she looks ? Surely the groom is marrying her for how she really is rather than how we can re-design her using clever photographic techniques.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the science here and can applaud the technique but ...... it doesn't sit right with me at all !!!


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Mar 08, 2007 16:29 |  #24

paul33 wrote in post #2838578external link
Maybe its just me being British but I would never dream of "re-shaping" a bride by hiding her behind the groom or shooting at such an angle that 90% of her body is missing.

How do you know the bride isn't proud of the way she looks ? Surely the groom is marrying her for how she really is rather than how we can re-design her using clever photographic techniques.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the science here and can applaud the technique but ...... it doesn't sit right with me at all !!!

As a full-figured photographer, I would love to be photographed using these posing techniqes and some of my 'assets' hidden.




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Mar 08, 2007 16:38 |  #25

Paul - you definitely have a valid point - but I think that your outlook is the exception, not the norm. And there are plenty of photos throughout the day that capture everyone as they really are ;)


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Mar 08, 2007 16:47 as a reply to post 2836865 |  #26

Great tips & a very beautiful bride. I am photographing a wedding in May and both the B&G are full figured. Do you have any tips?




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Mar 08, 2007 17:35 |  #27

jamiewexler wrote in post #2838868external link
Paul - you definitely have a valid point - but I think that your outlook is the exception, not the norm.

Not in my experience over here but maybe it is a different culture I'm working within !!!


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Mar 08, 2007 17:40 |  #28

They may be fine w/how they look, but I doubt they'd want to look bigger than they are, which can happen in a photo, even w/a skinny person. So, it's good to keep tips like Jamie's in mind while photographing anyone who isn't stick thin (then you'd be thinking of ways to make them not look like a skeleton).


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Mar 09, 2007 07:37 |  #29

This has been/will be a very useful thread for me. I have six signed contracts (just starting out and I'm stoked!). The brides nearly cover the complete spectrum (don't have size 0 - yet).

The first bride I signed is easily a size 6 and very cute. The last one I signed is very attractive and quite full-bodied.

I'm thinking I will shoot to reveal reality as well as using the techniques outlined by Jamie and let the bride determine which she likes best.


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Mar 09, 2007 07:48 |  #30

Seem like a really nice couple, espicially since they were willing to work with you, even though its raining.

and they seem so delightful.


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