It seems that ads on Craigslist are getting more and more creative these days. This time, a couple is looking for a photographer who’ll document their entire wedding day, including the first wedding night. They’ve both saved themselves for marriage, and they’re hiring a photographer for the super-awkward gig of capturing the marriage consummation.
No matter how weird this may seem, I can sort of understand the couple. We all like to document our very special moments, and what’s more special (and really rare these days) than losing your virginity with the one you marry?
Now, I must say I love the objectivity of the ad with the “[we] understand our first time will be awkward,” because indeed – it will. So, if it’s gonna be awkward anyway, why not raise it even further and have the third person around, capturing this wonderful awkwardness with the camera? Fortunately, after the whole day of shooting, at least this nighttime gig shouldn’t last long (if you know what I mean).
Joke aside, this ad at least seems fair. They don’t pay in exposure (pun not intended), but ask photographers to send their pricing. They want their special moment captured in a tasteful way, and not asking for someone to shoot their home video. Although I can still hardly imagine a more awkward gig than this one – I would try shooting something like this. After all, if birth photography is the thing, I don’t see why this wouldn’t be.
What do you think? Would you accept this kind of gig?