LOVE/HATE Wishing You Were Here


I know, I know, this makes LOVE/HATE two days running, which is unusual around here. But every once in a while, something comes along and I just need to hear where others stand on it right away.

In this case, I was pointed in the direction of an article at Jezebel about a wedding missing an important person and how the family dealt with it in the photos.

You see, the groom’s father (at least I’m assuming it’s the groom’s father since they look a lot alike and it’s the groom’s sister who did the alterations to the pics) fell ill and wound up being in the hospital on the wedding day. The wedding went ahead as scheduled, but of course everyone missed the missing father, as you do.

So the groom’s sister sat down with the wedding pics and Photoshopped him into a selection.

How do I feel about this one? Well, if whoever is ill is going to be fine, and if it’s done in this entirely tongue-in-cheek way of adding completely ridiculous images, and if it’s just a few pics mostly for the family… then I kind of LOVE it. Otherwise I think I might HATE it.

But right now I’m finding myself thinking of asking Photoshop wiz Mr. Twistie to take my fave shot of my mother living it up at the Renaissance Fair and digitally adding it to one of our wedding photos. I know she would have had just that great a time at our wedding, had she lived to see the day.

So what do all of you think?

2 Responses to “LOVE/HATE Wishing You Were Here”

  1. Lisa in Berlin February 3, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    I am with you! hate if it’s done to rewrite history, LOVE if it’s done in a funny, tongue-in-cheek way (you photo up there is hilarious). One of my brothers-in-law was incarcerated when Mr. Berlin and I got married…that would make a funny Photoshop job, if only it wouldn’t make my sweet (and undeserving of more drama) mother-in-law sad.

  2. Twistie February 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Excellent point, Lisa. It’s important to take the emotional needs of others around you into account, too.