Is it just me, or do most photographers use the cheesiest taglines? No matter. Avonlee Photography in Silver Spring, MD does not buck that trend, but I like their stuff anyway. Know what I like most? The fact that they use regular looking folks in their samples rather than choosing the HOTTEST COUPLE EVER like some photographers do.
Frankly, when I was searching for my own shutterbug, it was so disappointing to see these fabulous samples that in no way reflected reality. A good photographer can make an average man and woman look like a million bucks while also preserving their individuality. If you’re considering a photog who only shows you samples that feature model-quality brides and grooms, ask to see some of their most recent wedding shots. The difference may surprise you!
This is my favorite picture from the studio mentioned above because it reminds me of my own wedding day. If I’d been wearing a veil, it would have been horizontal for most of the day. As it was, I only ended up with a large quantity of my own hair in my mouth.
When I look at this shot, I wonder if the photog asked them to get all kissy-kissy. Ours did, and I can’t believe how awkward The Beard and I look in the resultant pictures. Sometimes I wish we could have pulled off “lovey dovey” without looking uncomfortable, but what are you gonna do? We gotta be who we gotta be!
Does this shot strike you as a touch dangerous? My friends and I used to ride around like that in college (albeit with sun roofs rather than convertible tops), and it wasn’t any safer then than it is now. I only hope that this couple wasn’t going terribly fast, because it does make for a rather lighthearted photo and I’m sure it gets replicated quite often.