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Jun 20, 2014 05:25 |  #1

I will be shooting a golden wedding on June 28 and one not so good factor is present. The groom is on a wheel chair, he had a major heart stroke 7 years ago and paralyzed half of his body permanently, he talks numbly and drool drips from his mouth frequently. Any suggestions on how to shoot this wedding, I mean how can I make this golden wedding memorable on their photos. have no ideas on what angles should I shoot. Samples (if you dont mind) will be of great help. Thanks in advance.




  
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Jun 20, 2014 08:16 |  #2

One of the most touching weddings I ever shot was similar.

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Jun 20, 2014 14:51 as a reply to  @ jcolman's post |  #3

wow that first image was powerful




  
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Jun 20, 2014 15:03 |  #4

Wow - touching set Jim. That is unconditional love.


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Jun 21, 2014 04:43 |  #5


Thanks for the samples Jim... Your help triggered my thoughts of focusing on the possible emotions they could feel for their parents especially on their dad... And press the shutter on every gestures of the old couple that would bring out love and pride of their children... Ignore the wheelchair, capture the emotions... Am I right?




  
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Jun 21, 2014 04:52 |  #6

It's all about emotions.


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Jun 21, 2014 08:40 |  #7

Having no experience is this kind of wedding, I personally wouldn't change a thing.

They love each other for who they are, if he has "Drool" then so be it, that's who he is.

Show the day for what it is. If you edit stuff like that out, it may be looked upon badly by the bride/ family's.


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Jun 22, 2014 02:15 |  #8

Wow this is hard to look at without getting a tear in my eye... GREAT JOB!!!


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Jun 22, 2014 08:33 |  #9

One of the most emotional set of pictures I have looked at in a long time.


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Jun 22, 2014 10:12 |  #10

Great job there Jim!

Just one thought for the OP. It might be worth checking if there is anything to avoid doing whilst shooting. For example the groom could be self conscious about the drooling so it may be advisable to step back at those times at not shoot. Or perhaps being paralysed on one side may mean he reacts a certain way depending on which side you are on. I don't know if there would be anything like that but it may be worth checking just in case.


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Jun 22, 2014 12:39 |  #11

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16987082 (external link)
Great job there Jim!

Just one thought for the OP. It might be worth checking if there is anything to avoid doing whilst shooting. For example the groom could be self conscious about the drooling so it may be advisable to step back at those times at not shoot. Or perhaps being paralysed on one side may mean he reacts a certain way depending on which side you are on. I don't know if there would be anything like that but it may be worth checking just in case.

Wonderful advice Peter!!!

Question for Jim: Did you cry shooting that wedding? I cried while shooting with much less powerful moments like that.


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Jun 22, 2014 17:45 |  #12

Tigerkn wrote in post #16987372 (external link)
Wonderful advice Peter!!!

Question for Jim: Did you cry shooting that wedding? I cried while shooting with much less powerful moments like that.

Actually I did. I'm a sentimental push over.


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Jun 23, 2014 08:17 |  #13

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16987082 (external link)
Great job there Jim!

Just one thought for the OP. It might be worth checking if there is anything to avoid doing whilst shooting. For example the groom could be self conscious about the drooling so it may be advisable to step back at those times at not shoot. Or perhaps being paralysed on one side may mean he reacts a certain way depending on which side you are on. I don't know if there would be anything like that but it may be worth checking just in case.

Thanks Peter. Yes, the right side of his body is reactive in some situations (but not always).




  
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Jun 23, 2014 13:31 |  #14

When possible, be a sniper and shoot without flash more so you can capture more moments without being notice.


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Jun 23, 2014 16:27 |  #15

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Wow this is hard to look at without getting a tear in my eye... GREAT JOB!!!


I agree with you 100%!




  
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