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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    Heck, I thought you were talking to actual "danger". I once had a lady threaten to have me killed if I gave the prints to the person who paid for the job. She then said, "Of course, I'll pay your regular fee plus a premium." When I told her my loyalty must remain with my original client she became enraged and demanded her husband to take me outside and deal with me. Fotunately, the other wedding party had several members of the local police department. They put an end to that nonesense. I did look over my shoulder from time-to-time for awhile though.
    Ah, the mother of the bride

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    No, I think she was the aunt of the bride... of a local mob family, I believe.

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    I thought about being a wedding photogaper at one time many years ago, but more I read about it the more I'm glad that I'm not one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I thought about being a wedding photogaper at one time many years ago, but more I read about it the more I'm glad that I'm not one.

    Jeff
    I do agree with you, but instead of only being a wedding photographer; I'd not like to do any kind of professional activity.

    Just as hobby and entertainment, also for documenting anything I want to. Nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    My favourite quote from the article referenced concerns another of his customers:

    "The Durands claim Mr Bowers left early on the wedding day, saying he had a gig as a stand-up comedian."

    A man of many talents, indeed.

    Matt
    I never cease to be amazed at human beings facility for self deception, I look foreward to Mr Bowers audition on the X Factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I never cease to be amazed at human beings facility for self deception, I look foreward to Mr Bowers audition on the X Factor.
    What do you think of him doing that old number from Half a Sixpence, you know that one that goes

    #All lined up in a wedding group
    #'Ere we are for a photograph
    #We're all dressed up in a morning suit
    #All trying hard not to laugh
    #Since the early caveman in his fur
    #Took a trip to Gretna Green
    #There's always been a photographer
    #To record the 'appy scene.....

    #'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
    #What a picture, what a photograph
    #Poor old soul, blimey, what a joke
    #Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
    #Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
    #Bangin' on the big bass drum
    #What a picture, what a picture
    #Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
    #Stick it in your fam'ly album

    I think he could be on a winner here...
    Alex

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    In my early life, when I worked for a large studio, I shot countless weddings, most of them, handheld 4X5 with flash at first, then later, strobe. We always shot from a script and the usual wedding was 200 negs. It was well known that shooting a Mexican wedding was where the real money was. It was not unusual for the photography to run over $2000 and up while the normal package for most other weddings was $750. I was working one wedding as assistant to the studio owner who was personally taking all the script formals at the church. Fifteen brides maids and fifteen ushers and because it was a formal Mexican ceremony most of the women of the brides group wore black. The church was very dark and lit only by candles. My primary job was to reload holders and fetch and carry for the boss. After all the church formals were shot I started to unload holders and much to my horror, none of them had film in them. Meanwhile the wedding party had already left for the reception. I gave my boss the bad news...his fault. The primary photographer for each wedding had the sole responsibility to load his own holders before leaving the studio, usually the night before. That morning at the studio I grabbed two Rollies and ten rolls of Super Hypan 500, which I normally used to shoot candids but as luck would have it I shot all the church formals too, right behind my boss. I never did that before and never after that time but It saved the shoot and later in the darkroom I souped the 4X5's in DK50 and took the 120 home and souped it in Microdol X. Well the grain was still like 50 grit sandpaper but the Brides family loved the look and they ordered two 20X24's oil painted and fifteen 16X20's all oil painted. Together with 100 8X10's and 200 5X7's, the wedding was worth $5100. All the enlargements from the Super Hypan were printed through black screen diffusion and I can tell you that the women in black looked otherworldly but beautiful. To this day I still think of that wedding as the best I ever shot. Would I ever shoot another wedding? NOT IF YOU BOILED MY MOTHER IN OIL!!! There is an old saying about wedding photography...The photographer is the first to get criticized and the last to get payed. Who needs the stress?
    Denise Libby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcoxson, David L. View Post
    Maybe he's trying to start a new trend in wedding photography. He could be on the cutting edge of "Modern Crap".
    Lomo-weddings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmacphee View Post
    What do you think of him doing that old number from Half a Sixpence, you know that one that goes

    #All lined up in a wedding group
    #'Ere we are for a photograph
    #We're all dressed up in a morning suit
    #All trying hard not to laugh
    #Since the early caveman in his fur
    #Took a trip to Gretna Green
    #There's always been a photographer
    #To record the 'appy scene.....

    #'Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
    #What a picture, what a photograph
    #Poor old soul, blimey, what a joke
    #Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke
    #Clap 'ands, stamp yer feet
    #Bangin' on the big bass drum
    #What a picture, what a picture
    #Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum
    #Stick it in your fam'ly album

    I think he could be on a winner here...
    Great,he might still have a career entertaining at the Pontefract Job Centre.
    Ben

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