The Air Below

April 17th, 2013

The Air Below - Behind The Awkwardness

“As a professional photographer, I always hoped never to take a photo that would be fit for this site. So much for hope.”

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37 Responses to “The Air Below”

  1. Liz Joyce says:

    Sorry, this is not awkward. It is awesome.

  2. Paperless says:

    At least is isn’t the new trend of the bridesmaids tucking the dress in their underwear to show thier butt cheeks in the picture. That is tacky. This is just silly!

  3. Larissa says:

    I can’t get past how over exposed this photo is… 🙁

  4. Matt says:

    I like it. The thing about wedding photos is there will be hundreds of them, hopefully something to please everyone. I think with the well-placed flowers it’s a fun shot. It doesn’t need to be taken so seriously and they probably have plenty of other serious shots they can enjoy. I only shoot the occasional wedding but always try to get some whimsical shots of some kind in there for balance.

  5. Mary says:

    Yikes! I see too much more than I want to.

  6. Whitese7en says:

    I see Paris, I see…..

  7. Raymeedotcom says:

    Criss Cross says Jump!

  8. Sarah says:

    I love this photo! Such expressions of glee and fun! Much better that all those regimented lined up by height, formal poses where nobody knows quite how to smile. THIS is the photo they will look back on in 20+ years and smile all over again. I always try to get a jumping shot whenever I do weddings, families or individual portraits.

  9. Kathy says:

    Have taken a few like this because it was requested…I bet this is one of the bride’s favourite pics though LOL

  10. Darlene says:

    I hate wedding photographers. Mine was told at least a dozen times not to ask me if I wanted a father/daughter dance. My dad had just died. He basically ruined the wedding. I’m going to go give him another bad review on Yelp.

  11. nic says:

    As a pro wedding photographer, I hate this trend too. I never do this shot, but if I ever do, I hope it turns out as cringe-worthy and awkward as this 😀

  12. Stacey says:

    That girl got some height!

  13. Franci says:

    How about demanding a recreation, say, 20 years later, heehee 🙂

  14. Lisa says:

    My wedding photographer made us do this almost 20 years ago. It looked awful. I may still have the picture.

  15. Chris says:

    *I just spit my coffee* lmao

  16. andrewwales says:

    Guess which one will catch the bouquet?

  17. Suki says:

    Looks like spring is in full bloom.

  18. LCN says:

    Wedding picture or Cirque du Soleil performance? Either way I’m sure everyone had a great time!

  19. Lady G says:

    Yeah, the jumping photo is not suited to all dresses or body styles. Can’t go wrong with the looking up at the photographer in a tree when dealing with more corpulenet models (it makes their faces look slimmer), or the walking toward the photographer while arm in arm while chatting and giggling with each other. Putting a bouquet in one’s crotch is never suited to any occasion, dress, or body style.

  20. Shawn says:

    But I absolutely love the one next to her in red dress. With her hand up waving, she really does look as if she is taking off in flight 🙂

  21. 3PrettyGirls says:

    I was in my brother’s wedding last spring. I am 32, the rest of the girls were 25 and wanted to do a jumping picture. Luckily, I had just had a baby via c-section so I quickly put a stop to that. Seriously, who wants to jump up in the air wearing a strapless, short dress? I hate this trend.

    • emilyivory says:


    • Karen says:

      I also agree. As a photographer, I only make kids jump during shoots when theyre with other kids and playing. Besides, you can jump easily on the cement in most wedding shoes and the heels get caught in the ground on the “lawn”. Male photographers USUALLY have no experience in that. Not everyone lands like angels on clouds. lol

  22. Chris says:

    No Zoom?

  23. Gardenwife says:

    Oh, no she didn’t!

  24. AndrewT says:

    What a bunch of pose-ys.

  25. Mary says:

    I think instead of “cheese”, the photographer said “leap frog”!

  26. Toolprincess says:

    Let’s all take a moment and be thankful for the well-placed bouquet.

  27. In your defense, it was her choice to assume the Leap Frog position while in a dress.

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