To a new year full of possibility and rising sea levels.
(submitted by Grant)
Classy. What is sad is the photographer was able to sell this idea as wedding-album worthy.
The bridesmaids stood there, wondering what is going to happen now. The skipper had just promised them that it would simply be a three hour tour..a three hour tour!
I’ll take the two on the left. Reowr!
I cannot imagine how uncomfortable those girls felt as they stood in front of that photgrapher and pulled their dresses up higher and higher. What a pervert.
This picture has all the makings of what might have been a solid potential side-plot on “Lost.” The remains of the wedding party that was on the plane are in the ocean, looking for a rescue ship. Sawyer walks up, smiles, and says, “How YOU doin’, ladies?”
…and they all wept as they watched the last boat leave without them.
This doesn’t show any creativity on the photographer’s part, because the 5 bridesmaids are facing 3 directions. The first 3 obviously got the memo, the 4th one is turned to their right, and the last one is turned far to their left.
And having them looking away from the camera takes away the whole point of photographing your bridesmaids for posterity. And yes, it would have looked a little better if they were either A, in ankle deep water, or B, were allowing their dresses to get wet. This is just awkward.
I think the photographer was just hoping one of them would fall in and get soaking wet and possibly see-through.
Says photographer: Oh! Posterity! I thought you said posterior!
How is it that nobody has commented on the amazing title for this picture?
…..please stick to the rivers
and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it
your way or nothing at all
but I think your moving too fast…
I remember that video very well! Doesn’t it look like they have boots on their legs? It’s just the weird reflection of the water but it makes them all look like Dixie Chicks.
Actually, I think this is pretty hot. Then again, I am a guy, so most pictures would probably fit that category.
This calls for a Julia Sugarbaker quote:
“I’m saying I want you and your equipment out of here now. If you are looking for somebody to suck pearls, then I suggest you try finding yourself an oyster. Because I am not a woman who does that, as a matter of fact, I don’t know any woman who does that, because it’s stupid. And it doesn’t have any more to do with decorating than having cleavage and looking sexy has to do with working in a bank. These are not pictures about the women of Atlanta. These are about just the same thing they’re always about. And it doesn’t matter whether the clothes are on or off… it’s just the same ol’ message. And I don’t care how many pictures you’ve taken of movie stars – when you start snapping photos of serious, successful businessmen like Donald Trump and Lee Iacocca in unzipped jumpsuits with wet lips, straddling chairs, then we’ll talk.”
I remember it and I love it! Perfect! Thx for the memory.
YES!!! Oh, how I miss her diatribes!
I wonder if they voted the Bride off the island after making them pose for this picture.
Nice legs, lame picture
Left on the shore of singletude, looking on wistfully as their friend sails off in the ship of matrimony.
Looks like they all just spotted the lobster family swimming back out to sea after taking the Christmas card picture.
I wonder how much those poor bride’s maids paid for the dress, hair, make-up, travel, hotel, bridal shower and gifts, and in return were posed like this. And, no, you will never wear that dress again.
Bridesmaid #1: “Oh no!! The bride and groom are getting washed away, come girls come!”
Bridesmaid #2: “Oh! The water is cold and I can’t swim!”
Bridesmaid #3: “I will ruin my satin diaper!”
Photographer: “Cut! No! I need more emotion… you’re bridesmaids, try to look more hopelessly romantic… and show some more skin!”
Awesome. Just awesome.
It’s no wonder that there isn’t a smile on any of their faces…
Those old-fashioned synchronized swimming outfits sure look weird.
There go the $100 shoes. . .
If it’s yellow let it mellow……
It’s got to be the worst intentional wedding-related photo I’ve come across in a while. On the positive side: beautiful background scenery.
You can’t quite see their “backgrounds…”
While everyone though the island was sinking, it was really because Gilligan kept moving his markers farther out into the water to catch fish.
The photographer wanted them to wave. He called to them “WAVE”…..they all looked to the horizon & called “WHERE?”
Well they do say no MAN is an island.
Photographer! You should have just let those ladies splash around and get their dresses wet. Much more fun. We all know they’re never going to use those dresses again, anyway.
Swan Lake? If only the groomsmen had been asked (forced) to join in the “fun”…it could also be Spawn Lake.
I am not even going to guess what that photographer was thinking???
When I first looked at this I saw diapers and waders — why would you want this pic??!!??
A numbers of things come to mind for this photo. Awkward is not one of them.
What photographer in their right mind thought this would make a great photo????
A. An idiot photographer.
B. One whose creativity is ahead of his time.
C. One who wanted to see some leg.
A. and C.
It’s like they’re looking on helplessly as the bride gets washed away.
That bride must have really hated those girls.
This is a good picture. Not awkward.
You are joking right?
You must be the photographer. That picture is not good in any way and awkward in many ways.
No, I’m not the phtographer. This is a unique setting and pose for bridesmaids. It shows creativity.
But it lacks professionalism. It could have been a lovely photo but the photographer can’t discern between tasteful and just plain ridiculous when he though higher was better.
Wedding photography is not fine art. It’s professional photography. You pose them in flattering, tried and true positions and you save your creativity for your personal work. That’s what’s so awkward about this type of thing, the photographer’s ego is in the way of the shot…..
Creativity would’ve had them standing in about 3″ of water, tops, pulling up their dresses slightly off the ankle and joking about being in the water.
Instead, this looks like there was a huge commotion at the next wedding party around the river bend, and the only way to see it was to wade way out into the water.
This was creative only in how awkward the picture ultimately was…
Come on! Unique? creative?
How about the fact you don’t even see their faces?!?
Nice concept,poor execution.
Admit it, you are the photogapher. This defintely is one of the MOST awkward ever !!!
Bridemaids look as if they are weraing diapers and the hiked up dresses are very creepy.
What are they looking at ? bride and groom sinking ?
Uh. Okay. Sure.
I’m sure there must be some explanation……….did the bride and groom swim away????
The yellow dresses make me think of them as ducks in a row
This looks like it was from a wedding. I bet the photographer thought it was a great conceptual idea. Little did s/he know it would wind up looking like they all have on overly-large satin diapers.
Cool picture idea… should have let the dresses down a bit though… having them that high does make it kind of awkward…
A little higher please.
Awkward… but kinda hot
That is so bizarre. A thousand curses on the bride who made them post this way!
At least the bride gave them a potty break.
aww.. poor little marooned bridesmaids,
I’ve seen alot of odd wedding pictures lately. They’re trying to be all artsy and interesting. Alot just fail. This is one of them. But they do have nice legs.
the girl on the far left looks like she is wearing a diaper! lol
And the diaper didn’t absorb enough! Look at the giant puddle that arrived when those five girls let loose!
I wish AFP had a “like” button, because that’s hilarious.
Maybe it’s the presence of too many young children in my life, but those light colored dress bunch up much like overfilled diapers.
Whoever thought of this unflattering shot (and let the subjects hike their skirts higher than is flattering) developed a whole new level of torture for bridesmaids.
I was thinking the same thing…poor girls look like a row of diapered cupids or baby new years. yuck.
See this is why I never ever want to be a bridesmaid. It’s like indentured servitude.
I hope they smacked the bride for making them do this!
Thank her?! Who do you think they’re standing on?!
I know several professional wedding photographers… always trying to find the newest, thoughtful, sentimental pose….. this one is not it …..keep trying.
Embarassing, isn’t it?? I’d rather do the tried and true poses well……but then again I’m clearly not much of a visionary……
Perfect example of taking a good idea too far. Would have been much better if the photographer had them at the shore, ankle deep, dresses held up just a little bit. Bigger, or in this case, deeper, isn’t always better!
Meet at the altar? I thought you said water!
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