Well, this isn’t something you hear every day. According to reports, Texas wedding photographer, Katie Mehta was arrested during a wedding the Springs Event Venue in Weatherford, TX over the weekend. Her crime? Apparently, having sex with a guest, peeing on a tree and threatening police officers.
White Magazine, one of Australia’s biggest bridal magazines, got under fire after refusing submissions that featured same-sex couples. After a fierce backlash, the magazine has lost the sponsors and now it’s going out of business. The founders Luke and Carla Burrell have reportedly made this choice in order to stay true to their Christian beliefs.
There are times when only a super long lens like a Canon 400mm f/2.8L will do, even when photographing people. And when this wedding couple wanted their custom motorcycles incorporated into the shot, photographer Keydrin Franklin knew exactly what he needed to do to make the above shot.
In the era where even your granny has a smartphone, wedding guests often get in the way of paid photographers and ruin their once-in-a-lifetime shots. When this happened to wedding photographer Ashley Easterling, she did what she had to do. She roughly pushed the bride’s stepmom to the side so that she could capture photos of the couple’s first kiss as husband and wife. The moment was caught on video, which quickly went viral and generated lots of comments.
On episode 65 of The Secret Life of Weddings Podcast (listen on iTunes, Spotify) we chat about a major hot topic amongst wedding photographers these days. We get a little heated, and felt it was important enough to write here as well. There is something happening making wedding photographers very angry. Most photographers are afraid to say anything because we never want to be seen as difficult or egotistical, but it has become such an issue that private Facebook groups of photographers are exploding with frustrations.
A wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and picking a photographer who will preserve your memories is not an easy task. Unfortunately, we often hear about photographers who not only do a terrible job, but they also turn out to be scammers.
A dozen women from Charlotte, NC accused a local photographer Eben Patten for “stealing their money and their memories.” They all had to wait for months to get their photos, some of them threatened to file a lawsuit, and the others even took the case to court. And those who did get the images realized that they were far from good, to say the least.
Joanne ‘Jojo’ Capestro managed to escape the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 11 September 2001, leaving the building only moments before it collapsed. While she was shocked and covered in thick white dust, photographer Phil Penman captured her in a powerful, heart-wrenching image. But 17 years later, the same photographer was there to witness a joyous event in Capestro’s life – the day when she married a love of her life.
The natural consequence of a wedding often seems to be divorce these days. And, as photographers, we have to adapt to the times. So, it makes sense for us to jump on these opportunities when we can. Like photographer Tom Byrd, professional divorce photographer.
Saw an ad for a “Styled (Wedding) Shoots Conference.” For those of you unfamiliar with the styled shoots, it’s where models play fake brides who fake marry models playing fake grooms at a fake wedding filled with fake guests and then cut a wedding cake at a fake styled reception while photographers who have paid to photograph the fake-ness happily snap away at the event and then post all the styled fakery in their portfolio as samples of “their work.”