A couple wants photographer to document their marriage consummation

Jun 30, 2017

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A couple wants photographer to document their marriage consummation

Jun 30, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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?

[via DPReview, PetaPixel]

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46 responses to “A couple wants photographer to document their marriage consummation”

  1. Matt Hudson Avatar
    Matt Hudson

    I guess… What’s the pay like?

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Well, according to the ad, it’s negotiable.

  2. Andrea Gruber Avatar
    Andrea Gruber

    I would. No problem with that.

  3. Duane Emmerson Avatar
    Duane Emmerson

    I’ll do it, so long as I can use the music from a sleazy 70s porn movie… bow chicka wow wow.

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Can there be any other? :D

  4. Kevin Sanders Avatar
    Kevin Sanders

    I would no problems

  5. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    That’s funny and the story is very funny written. Kudos!
    I would love to see the work examples of the photographers.

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Thanks master. ;)
      Yeah, that example work could be fun :D

  6. Suzie Jay Avatar
    Suzie Jay

    Eeew. Where’s the FB vomit button?

  7. Rachel Kay Moss Avatar
    Rachel Kay Moss

    Why not? A paying customer should get what they want

    1. Reynardt Badenhorst Avatar
      Reynardt Badenhorst

      Would you get paid to witness a murder? Most photogs have boundaries.

    2. Rachel Kay Moss Avatar
      Rachel Kay Moss

      A wedding night and a murder, yea thats the same smh

  8. Paul Broadhurst Avatar
    Paul Broadhurst

    I have had such an offer and was fine with it up until the point they revealed they thought I’d do it for free.

    1. Christopher Harmon Avatar
      Christopher Harmon

      John Schneider Or theirs, ;-)

  9. Jo Ann Kokrine Avatar
    Jo Ann Kokrine

    why don’t they just get go pros and wear helmets

    1. Reynardt Badenhorst Avatar
      Reynardt Badenhorst

      Hahahaha

  10. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton

    :o

  11. Amy Jones Avatar
    Amy Jones

    They need to join a fetish group

  12. Adam Santino Avatar
    Adam Santino

    Just tell me where to be.

  13. Kevin Sanders Avatar
    Kevin Sanders

    Could be tastefully without the smut element easy

  14. Irma Schatz Merrild Rogers Avatar
    Irma Schatz Merrild Rogers

    I’m afraid I would spoil it with laughing.

  15. Will Bartels Avatar
    Will Bartels

    Thanks again /r/Photography ….

  16. Jason Chambers Avatar
    Jason Chambers

    A wedding/boudoir combo shoot? Possibly (in my best Obi Wan accent).

    1. Christopher Harmon Avatar
      Christopher Harmon

      Now that’s a level of sleeze I haven’t heard of in some time.

  17. Jim DeLooze Avatar
    Jim DeLooze

    “[we] understand our first time will be awkward,” are they looking for a camera man or a director? lol

  18. Nick Dunlap Avatar
    Nick Dunlap

    If the money is right.

  19. Jeff Hayward Avatar
    Jeff Hayward

    talk about “exposure”

  20. Morgan Glassco Avatar
    Morgan Glassco

    talk about a time constrained shoot

  21. AdamMcCoyPhotography Avatar
    AdamMcCoyPhotography

    If their check clears, done.

  22. Lisa Davenock Avatar
    Lisa Davenock

    As long as the money is right and no one expects me to join in.

  23. Becky Haynes Gilliam Avatar
    Becky Haynes Gilliam

    I’d rather answer ads from Craigslist.

  24. Ryan Taylor Avatar
    Ryan Taylor

    There are some very artistic ways you could approach this. I would knock it out of the park.

  25. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    ~PASS!~

  26. Suman Lal Mukherjee Avatar
    Suman Lal Mukherjee

    Preetam Satyabrata Jony interested?? ?

  27. Marion Drana Avatar
    Marion Drana

    “If birth photography is a thing, I don’t see why this shouldnt be” ;)

  28. Brenda Arbeau Avatar
    Brenda Arbeau

    Why don’t they just film it themselves like most people?

  29. Alexander Hass Avatar
    Alexander Hass

    Already done. Not with virgins, but still. Was fine, I show my self out when the couple finished, with a nod of my head, and send the photos couple days after, after payment was completed.

  30. John W. O'Brien III Avatar
    John W. O’Brien III

    Damn….. i stopped doing weddings and told people “i’ll shoot the wedding day if i can shoot the wedding night”

    I need to rethink that….

  31. Joel Wood Avatar
    Joel Wood

    Well let’s see, need: art director, lighting director, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th assistant director, 5 foot soft boxes, pin spots, hair lights, assorted gels, grips, RED WEAPON 8K, catering, CGI…
    Sure, why not. :)

  32. Jon Maxwell Avatar
    Jon Maxwell

    I have thought about this and and have come to the conclusion that this has been blown way out of proportion and what would most likely happen is to document the ride back or walk to the honeymoon suite where the pictures would be a reverse of the getting ready part and after a few creative couples budoir style shots of some foreplay the photographer exits and the happy couple finishes their night. That is how I would approach it and I would not might shooting this because it is an interesting addition to the the typical wedding photos. I do not see this request as that unusual and it shocks me how many photographers would turn down something like this but then I thought about the money and that is why most are turning it down I think because with this wedding you would be working the entire day and most are going to charge an arm and a leg for this. I hope the couple a happy day and I hope they find a professional, respectable, and creative photog for their special day!

  33. Samantha Landry Avatar
    Samantha Landry

    Oh god lol

  34. Kaightie Munsch Avatar
    Kaightie Munsch

    There is some really tasteful couples boudoir out there…

  35. Ben Hosking Avatar
    Ben Hosking

    I’d do it ?

  36. Dave Minnich Avatar
    Dave Minnich

    I’d shoot it.

  37. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    If it was like my honeymoon, all that’s needed is an extra bit of memory card space. 3 minutes tops.

  38. Renlish Avatar
    Renlish

    All kidding aside, if they were local, I would happily do it so long it as it was genuine and nothing sleazy that involved me at all. It sounds like a hilariously sweet thing to do for first-timers. I could see it being done very easily – a bunch of bedroom shots, smoochy shots, some body shots, some implied orgasm faces, that sort of thing (sex + laughter = awesome sex after a release of nervous tension). Gets them in the mood and I could leave when they get down to actual business.