I typically always do these shots for the girls when we do the “traditional” portraits. We do a pretty one then the fun one. However, we never do them for the guys. Ryan shoots the guys session alone so there isn’t a logical time to do it. With this wedding, we did everything together and it was a HUGE group of guys who seemed pretty fun so I thought they would enjoy it.
I like doing these because it gets people to loosen up a bit. Some people are more crazy than others, but sometimes you can just get lost in formality and these are a great way to break into being more relaxed and fun. There’s NO chance anyone is going to look amazing in them so there isn’t anything to worry about which adds a nice “free” quality to them I think. :) It’s a staple of GAUPERphoto that will be around for as long as I’m around.
When I was looking through the images to find the best ones, I noticed how funny they all looked together so I thought it would be fun to put together a little video of them all. Please don’t judge me on the editing, I just batched these real quick just for the video since there are so many. :)
There are SO many great images from this wedding, I can’t wait to get caught up with my other weddings and get to editing. I’ll hopefully have a blog post up soon about it to hold everyone over. :)