Write a story about a wedding photographer.
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“What You Don't See” by Aeris Walker
I am your wedding photographer. I see it all.Decadent guests arrive in clusters. Heads turn and take in the grounds, the décor. Women fawn over flowers and dresses. Children fight to break away from grownups’ grips.The deep hum of a cello hushes all chatter. Tuxedo-clad men line the stage, shifting and fidgeting. The groom watches the door and wrings his hands.Music crescendos and the audience stands. A confection of white appears, a spray of roses bloom at its center. Chiffon rustles as an angel glides toward a man. ...
“The Perfect Storm” by Courtney Renee
My husband, an aspiring politician, revels in public relations. I knew what I signed up for when I married him. There was always an event around the corner where I’d be expected to pose at his side, his supportive (so beautiful) spouse, and tackle the ever-dreaded question. The one that inevitably falls from every stranger’s mouth when meeting you for the first time: “what do you do?” With tim...
“Losing Game” by Riel Rosehill
‘Repeat after me.’ The flashlight of your cousin’s cheap camera blinds me for a moment as we stand in front of the registrar. I’ve asked you to tell your guests not to get in our photographer’s way and spare us their underexposed and unflattering excuses of photos, but I guess, they didn’t get the memo. Despite my annoyance, for a split second I relish in the world’s disappearance into the white light...
“Confessions of a Wedding Photographer” by Laura Eliz
“So, what do you have planned for this weekend Suze?”, My co-worker Janet asked me as I was packing up computer to get a little writing done over the weekend. “I am working a wedding this weekend and enjoying whatever free meal I get as the photographer.” “That sounds nice. It must be so satisfying to capture the memories of people’s big days”. Confession: ...
“Photographer, Wedding Photographer” by Suma Jayachandar
CW: Some crude humorI sensed that they could no longer stand each other. So, I sent them running and set a drone after them.You see, I had always wanted to shoot. I grew up watching so many 007 movies, I was confident, by the time I reached a certain age where I could straddle a gun or a lady as the occasion demanded, I would go onto dangerous missions with a 100% success rate, where I and I alone would be humanity’s last hope.But there were three problems. First of all, in my country, there was no majesty ...
“You Should Have Worn Red” by Sherri Moorer
“Senator Lizer, don’t look so serious,” Aileen said as she looked through the shudder of her digital camera. “It isn’t every day that your only granddaughter gets married. Smile!” The wedding party loosened up and relaxed for the photoshoot in the garden of the Governor’s Mansion. Aileen suppressed a sigh as she continued to position and photograph the posh group. So this is my breakthrough, she though...
“Te quiero” by Makayla Crockett
“Closer, closer. Now say ‘cheese’!” Click! The bride threw her hands up in the air and the groom smiled at her, eyes full of love. I gave them a thumbs up when the photos were done processing. I moved back, letting them have room to look at the pictures. Everyone oohed and awed at the photos. Of course, they did, everyone loved the photos that I took. I was always told how great at this I wa...
“I Do” by Rama Shaar
I’ll admit. That was my worst move yet. When the bride was in the bathroom, for the fifth time that morning, I dipped the corner of her veil in her mother’s cappuccino. The first time I’d done something like that, I pocketed a hairpin. The bride’s sister had held one loop of her sister’s hair in place with one hand while the other searched the dresser for the hairpin she’d just put there a minu...
“Treasure in A Photo” by Elizabeth Lee
Stomp. Crush. Stomp. Crunch. A dreadful march to our doom. There's no way in and no way out Of this place our nightmares call Home. "You said it would take an hour." she grumbles under her breath. You sigh in defeat, weary of the antics and the crying and the tantrums....
“Lilacs in The Garden with Snow” by Bridget Meier
I have seen a lot of things through the eyes of inanimate objects. Snakes minding their own business slithering across sidewalks in Florida, geckos lounging on the sides of buildings in Florida, and cacti in Arizona. Finally, I have seen snow. Photography can put you in a lot of different places when your business is a large one…My business isn’t large. My business still struggles to not be late and pay for travel. My ...
“From This Day Forward” by Rochelle Miller
Warning: some profanity There is magic in capturing a moment forever. It can live outside and independent of the individual memory. Yet, those reminders often end up being housed and stored away within books, secured by cellophane pages, and trimmed in ribbon and lace. Because of what happened, we never had a ceremony making promises to one another before our friends and the Lord. We vowed...
“Through my eyes” by Jessamie R.
Dappled sunlight glistens off dew speckled petals and the shimmering jewels of the bride’s tiara. They laugh, the sound tinkling in the warm air as the groom catches his love in his arms, lifting her off the ground and spinning around. I shift the lens, snapping candid shots whilst the caterers prepare the meal in the nearby marquee. The bride and groom are a stunning couple, eyes for no one but each oth...
“Levi's Genes” by Tianna Glass-Tripp
I look out over another sprawling green lawn in front of another palatial estate. Bursts of wisteria obstruct the view of the second-floor window in a way that is meant to look natural; as if the vines crept up the terrace slowly, secretly. A nuisance of nature that just happened to be beautiful and therefore allowed to stay. But it was clear that every inch of this venue was chosen with care. These vines were guided ov...
“Cold Feet ” by Emmett P
I have my routine down to a science, I think. I meet with the couple in advance. It’s usually a very relaxed interview. I ask them what type of schedule they’re looking at, if they have any particular moments they want caught on camera. It’s usually very standard stuff. The first look. The first dance. The first cake slice. The first middle-aged aunt to get drunk enough to begin ...
“Picture Perfect Blues ” by Debra Koffski
My wedding was in weeks, we hired all the people we would need to ensue a beautiful day. The day of my dreams. Except for one minor detail. We quickly realized that having the wedding of your dreams cost money. Lots of money. And we only had $300 to hire a photographer. I was heartbroken! I was sitting at the kitchen table with my mom going over things and she said, “I’m sorry honey, we saved but emergencies kept popping...
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