They were having trouble looking natural.
(submitted by Sarah)
Who invited the Poltergeist tree?
I have to say that I kind of like this one – minus the empty bench. What can I say? I’m a user of trees myself! lol
It’s been a good year for trees? First pregnant woman and now a bridal shower. Next there will be a tree top baptism, two dutch elm birthdays, and a funeral in a pear tree.
I meant bridal *party* not shower
Presenting Mr & Mrs Flora & Woody Greentree.
I’m pretty sure this was taken in my hometown (Middletown, NJ) in Deep Cut Park on Red Hill Road. Beautiful park….awkward photo. Wish I could see their faces….perhaps it’s someone I know!
Yes! It is Deep Cut Park. I was married there in the pergola. I always loved this tree. Oddly enough, i wanted my photographer to take a bunch of pictures in front of that tree and he told me it just wouldn’t “work”. Yeah, i can see that! Such a beautiful tree, though. Shame it has be to in such an awkward photo!
I wonder if everyone from the wedding was watching this photo shoot, or stuck waiting an hour at the reception for this group to show up?
Clearly this was taken before the reception, before the open bar opened up.
Or, this is the result of what happens when you take the pictures after they’ve already been hitting the open bar.
Either way, this is actually a cool picture, the only thing missing is the elusive groomsman to add some symmetry.
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It’s the “green” alternative to the wedding cake.
Just sit on the bench with the gorgeous tree to the left of the wedding party!! Would have looked better BUT then AFP would have been robbed of another CLASSIC! ‘Wedding monkeys’.
The bench wasn’t big enough they had to go with the tree.
I love this picture btw. Yeah it’s awkward but in a cool way.
I understand the need for a unique photo, sure. But the bench? I think that undermines the whole Where-should-we-take-this-picture?-Oh-look-there’s-a-tree theme.
Imagine how the fellas are going to return the rent-a-suits…..”I have NO idea how that sap & bark got on it”
I actually LOVE this pic! :^)
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Love the literary reference!! :- )
Thank you! And thanks for getting it! It popped right into my head immediately.
I’ll guess the tree is in Carmel, CA. I sort of like it, too. The bench doesn’t fit, but I doubt they could move it.
I don’t find this a bit awkward–I actually really like it. My older sister has been an avid tree-climber her entire life, and she and her husband got some very cool wedding pictures in a tree.
I also thing it’s a great photo. Better than everyone lined up in a row, and SOMEBODY always looking in the wrong direction, no matter how hard you try to get them to “focus, people, focus”!
It’s all fun and games until they try to get out of the tree and all you hear is….
I don’t see anything awkward about it. Very cool tree.
I completely agree. They aren’t standing in a line, and this is a good thing.
You didn.t notice the bridesmaid strattling the tree branch front and center?
I hope they used the restroom before climbing the tree and posing, because if any of them (especially those highest up) decided to wait until afterward there could have been some interesting sights as they tried to get down in a hurry.
I feel bad for the poor neglected bench.
And there’s an empty bench ‘right there’.
Why go through the hassle of climbing a tree?
Now that is the really awkward part!!!!
I love the color of the bridesmaid dresses but the rest is just weird and kinda spooky!
It might have been awkward for those in the photo, but I think it is a very cool picture.
awww – see I think this picture is cool. What a neat tree/giant bush.
Actually I think that’s really cool.
I actually think it looks pretty cool!
Was this taken at Como Park in St Paul, MN?
I live right by there and I don’t know of a tree like this…if it is there, I want to climb it!
Our wedding was SO green!
awesome caption LOL—-just another photo that shows why you don’t HAVE to use a prop or any interesting fauna just because it’s there!
I may be the only one, but I think this is kind of a cool picture and a really good way to incorporate that cool old tree into the pictures. All I could think is that the photographer needs to get a little closer so we could actually see some faces.
I thought the same thing… hopefully they got some good shots!!
Is this tree in St. Petersburg?
Actually, I’m almost positive that the pic was taken at Lover’s Point on the Monterey Peninsula. Pacific Grove is the town it’s located. And I think that it’s a cool picture.
Ah, the tree of life!
It’s the tree of get a life!
5 men, 6 women. Must be one of those new-fangled group marriages.
I cannot believe that as long as I stared at this picture the words “Johnny and Susie, sittin’ in a tree…” did not once occur to me. I must have lost some of that youthful snarkiness somewhere when I wasn’t looking.
I guess I didn’t lose my youthful snarkiness because I thought, “(Groom’s — and groomsmen’s —-names) and “(Bride’s — and bridesmaids’ —names….) sittin’ in a tree….” I would have loved to see the bridesmaids climbing up there in their long, strapless gowns; now that would have been awkward.
am I the only one who actually thinks this pic is kinda cool? As a Photographer, Brides are always looking for something different and although it may be a little awkward I think the photo is pretty diffrent. Guess we would have to know the story behind it…
I totally thought that this is a great picture!
I think its awesome! The tree is really cool looking and I like the idea, its quite pretty. I must be one of those weird brides in training lol
As a photographer, myself…I, too would love to hear the story behind this shot! Think it’s groovy!
As a guy who appreciates totally awkward and poorly-conceived weddings photos, I’m with you guyz: I love this. All that is missing is a topless pregnant woman and some giraffes humping in the background!
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Oh my gosh, this is so odd! I’m at a loss for words!
Is there something wrong with me that I actually kinda…y’know…like it?
I’m with ya! I LOVE IT!!!
I like it too. Its unique.
I also don’t really see what is wrong with this picture. I have a photographer friend who does weddings, she’s amazing, and I would describe her forte as incorporating really cool natural scenery with her portrait photography…..this kind of reminded me of her work.
I think the tree is very cool. I take black & white pictures of nature. I’d love to shoot that tree.
I’d love to shoot the people that thought I was a Jungle Gym.
Aw Tree, don’t feel so bad. Trees ARE the original jungle gyms!
I like it too. So glad that I’m not the only one.
I want to see more people in trees. Is there something wrong with me? Probably. But, it is so darned fun to look at!
I thought it was really bizarre, but then I showed it to my husband, and he likes it too.
I think it’s kinda cool, a little weird but I like it 🙂
I think this is a great pic -very unique!
The groom’s eyes are popping out of his head. I zoomed in and almost fell out of my chair.
Why are there more woman than men? Looks like the Best man had a brilliant idea and is behind the camera.
They were trying to ‘branch out’ from normal wedding party photos.
LOL! LOVE IT!
Totally photoshopped — but why?? seriously, why???
Totally disagree – no one would take the time to photoshop this. In this natural state it kind of has appeal.
Pictured are 5 men and 6 women. Is the groom missing in action?
This photo is way awkward!!
I noticed that to, but decided that the groom had to be standing right there beside the bride… MAYBE?!?!?!?!?!? ;D
They could have done what my sister did (because she had more bridesmaids than he had groomsmen) one groomsmen walked 2 bridesmaids down the aisle. But I agree the picture is awkward.
One may have been the personal attendant!
I think man #6 is laying on the ground behind the tree.
Photographer: “He’s OK, don’t turn around, just smile!”
Clearly starting a new family tree
Was there a tornado?
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