The Reach

September 22nd, 2010

The Reach - Wedding

The only way to truly know if he’s still there.

(submitted by Sarah)

60 Responses to “The Reach”

  1. Bender says:

    It’s the only way they could get him to smile.

  2. misskt says:

    My mother in law is doing the same thing in our pictures too, just not quite so obviously. I think the idea was she was reaching out so as to be holding his hand in the picture. Only problem in our case was that my father in law did reach to hold her hand however hers was still in the same place at a very awkward location from the perspective of the photo.

  3. Spoo says:

    @ Vickie –
    Want her to take it down? If you have the guts, during a big family gathering, go up to it and make a BIG fuss over it. Oh, I love this picture, it’s sooo sweet of you to hang my wedding picture here, blah blah blah! Go on for like 5 minutes — then give a huge dramatic pause, and as if you had never noticed it before, say, in a loud whisper, Oh! Um, did you realize your hand looks like…um, hmmm. Then stare at her funny. Pause, then walk away.

    She will take it down within 2 weeks.
    Or if not, at least you’ve mocked her to her face and there’s nothing she can do about it! Karma is sweet. ; )

  4. Vickie says:

    I can’t believe I am seeing this again…..In my own wedding pictures, my MIL is doing the EXACT same thing to my FIL. To make matters worse, she thought it would be a good idea to have a large (20×28) version made to hang up in her living room….I avoid looking at it when I go over, but thank God it’s not in my house.

  5. diane says:

    watch where u put that hand lady! lol

  6. Bobby says:

    Ok, this brings up a topic that has always mistified my male friends and I. Why do women’s arms go past “straight” to like 5 or 10 degrees past? I can’t think of any evolutionary reason.

  7. Bec says:

    “Just checking the zoom on the camera, darling”

  8. Chris says:

    Looks like someone else wants to get the honeymoon started!

  9. Gee says:

    Good grief, all I can look at is that ENORMOUS train! How much surplus material does one woman need?!

  10. Anita says:

    The more I look at this, the more familar that woman looks – can we please have a back story of where this was taken?

  11. MK says:

    Maybe this is RECIPRICOL friskieness. We do not see where his hand has wandered.

  12. Amalink says:

    Actually to me it looks like her dress is about to slip off and she’s got her arm out to hold it on for 10 more seconds. So which is more awkward – a reach and grab or a wardrobe malfunction?

  13. Fatdad says:

    Possibly off point, but is that a casket behind them on the right?
    Never mind.

  14. lolavie says:

    I don’t understand why the bride was so hateful as to turn her bridesmaids into a segment of US Weekly’s “Who Wore it Better?”

  15. Quick! She needs change.

  16. skyeleo says:

    He was MORE than happy to pose for this pix.

  17. richb says:

    I want to know what those two people behind the screen are doing.

  18. Brian says:

    That really is a camera lens in your pocket!

  19. JerseyPam says:

    Not to shift attention from the star, but why is the shortest girl wearing flats? Okay, we get it…you’re petite.

  20. CarrieM says:

    Maybe he’s prone to wandering off like a toddler. She’s trying to get him to stand still for a moment so the photographer can get a pictuer.

  21. eggshell73 says:

    A little to the left, honey.

  22. CarrieM says:

    Is she pushing him back so she can get more of the limelight? Is she trying to hog the attention? This is awkward gold.

  23. Janie says:

    “Ta-Da!” Guess who wanted to be the star of the photo?
    “Bride, heck, everybody look at me!”

  24. CarrieM says:

    This is hilarious. Look at his face! He can only think of one reason why she’d be reaching for his lap and he’s fine with it!

  25. JerseyPam says:

    “Pictures first…then cocktails, honey.”

  26. Joe says:

    “Down, Boy!”

  27. Harold says:

    It is a very nuptial pose – you know, “to have and to hold. . .” she was just getting into the spirit of the day!

  28. carol says:

    Ha, ha! Looks like she’s holding him back, like you might do with a child!

  29. Bigbluefan says:

    Grampa Penn was known to attack the paparazzi

  30. Aaron says:

    Awkward yes, but that smile tells me the fella doesn’t seem to mind.

  31. Maggie says:

    She missed.

  32. serg says:

    She seems like the controlling type. “stay back, out of my view… this mother of the bride dress cost nearly a grand!”

  33. MeToo says:

    Money-clip still there, Hon? Whew, great. Ok, where were we?

  34. DrStrangelove says:

    The only way to truly know if he’s still there… or still ALL there!?!?

  35. Grace says:

    She’s CLEARLY been in show choir – that’s a classic jazz hand if ever I saw one!

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