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Bride Decides To Be Her Own Wedding Photographer And The Result Is Better Than Most Wedding Photos
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Bride Decides To Be Her Own Wedding Photographer And The Result Is Better Than Most Wedding Photos

Tallinn-based photographer Liisa Luts and her husband decided to do something unusual for their wedding on August 28th. The couple, who run a small photography and videography company, agreed that Liisa would take their wedding photos, using a mirror when necessary. Everyone was surprised by the result.

“I just felt that I want something different, not those posed beauty shots and not that post-processed glamorous photo gallery,” Luts told PetaPixel. “With all respect to the wedding photographers, I just wanted something more ‘us’…And what could be more real than me taking the photos myself…?”

More info: mellow.ee | p6drad-teel.net | Facebook (h/t: petapixel)

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IndrėJankauskienė
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

better than most wedding photos? not so sure..

DalmoniaRognean
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am sure. The most wedding photos are horrible. It is very very hard to find a really good wedding photographer. But this photos are wonderful! Really artistic!

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KharySimmonds
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, that one is just perfect,, she summarized the whole story so perfectly, sharing the journey with us, makes me feel as though i was there,, haha

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TùngCao
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea !! But it's selfie, isn't it ??

automidori
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course it is! Although not all of them. "Liisa would take their wedding photos." Liisa was the bride. If a bride takes pictures of HER wedding, what do you call that?

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LuTaruSaari
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better or not, it is original and intimate, suitable for time we are living in. I renmember time when there was no 'wedding photographers' one of the guests would just take a group photo of all the people or just few important ceremony details. Afret all, it's their wedding and they can do whatever they like.

AnnHerring
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love them. I don't think the idea is for everyone but I think they are great.

RinskeScholten
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awhhhh! Gorgeous!! I wish you the Sweetest of Marriages!

Marek Bari
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How is this better?It is just good enough and still great way to store their memories, sometimes you do not need "perfect" photos because it tells the story with its "imperfection" and some people value that more...but definitely not so amazing.

GracelleRhea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is cute, yes, that's true. Pretty nice, really. But I don't think it's really better than 'most' wedding photographers.

Diandra“MistressDidi”Blackthorn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If the couple is happy, I'm happy for them! It's THEIR wedding. The photos look great and capture the mood perfectly.

RachataButphosri
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

no matter Because all Photos design by her heart !!

motamanx
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty darn good! My compliments and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

llbuccola
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a photographer. I love these. As a bride, I'd have considered it, but I don't alway want the camera in the image. Also, not all photographers enjoy shooting the over-posed and over-processed stuff. I love my work to be natural, and that's why I love the natural beauty of her images.

JennyLane
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazingly creative...as a photographer this is definitely something I would consider doing

BeckyFilo
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That last photograph is my favorite; she looks so happy, and the happiness is gorgeous.

ACrowe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The future of wedding photos is Instagram selfies, I think no...

IreneRussak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are made with analog camera not phone as you can see from the mirror shots.

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CassiaGordon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These were all wonderful in their candidness. I'm getting married on September 26th (a week from now as I type this) so the shot of his hand with his ring on it and the last shot both brought me to happy tears. Thank you for sharing these!

Angie Cates
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy shit! There's a dumbass virus going around.

Angie Cates
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's better than most wedding photos because it's what they wanted. No same old photos and no 6,000.00 bill. And it's WHAT she wanted so that's all that counts. If your hating on them then your just a dick for thinking your way would be better. So be careful not to be a dick.

Dario Zlokic
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happy people, but ugly indeed.

María Rivas
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I loved the picture of her legs, feeling goosebumps :3 amazing!

wormy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think these are wonderful, such a good story, perfect.

CFrance
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are the wedding rings on their right hands?

KatherineKo
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a newbie. I have been reading blogs and experiementing with my camera different tricks to capture great images. A professional photographer introduced me to Trick Photography and Special Effects E-Book + Video Course. It helped me developed stunning shots and provides a lot of tricks and tips. It's very enjoyable to read. You can check this site http://bestdigitalcameraoutlet.com/photographytricks/ for more information. Hope this helps.

EmberIrvin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh I love this!!!! It's an actual day not all that poised crap.

LetíciaTeles
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the look on her face at the last photo...

Kleiner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am sure that this photos have a lot more value for the two lovers. :)

MelindaLeonie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look artistic but instagram type of artistic. Some of the photo makes it seems that the marriage is unhappy one. First photo shows no emotional connection between the bride and the groom. Third one shows the groom did not really looking forward for this wedding. Tenth photos makes the officiant looks like an executioner (marriage is a death sentence for her?)

RachelPowell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be perfectly honest, I get the impression that the bride doesn't like her own face. In most of the shots, her face is hidden behind the camera or her hands. Why?

RachelPowell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I enjoyed these photos, but I'm sad I didn't get to see more candid photos of the bride because she was busy taking all of the photos herself. Not to belittle the work you've done here. It's still good. :)

ElenaSilviaSperandio
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

some pics are good, some others are very bad. It's hard to find a really good wedding photographer but it is not impossible... Here are some good pictures by Federica Pace...http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-como-weddings/star-wars-ceremony-at-villa-balbianello/

MarkFlower
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is questionable to call these photos better than most wedding photos, at least in a country where wedding photography is a thriving business. I would definitely call these photos unique with a great sense of storytelling. Nevertheless, they're good photos.

JackieCooke
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love Love Love. A real wedding not some ficticious $40,000. fantacy.

PeterLedoux
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting, but not a great idea. I can understand a budget, my mother took most of mine.

AmandaShames
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS WAS GREAT!...made me cry!

Claranathalydaltrozo
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these! True love in fact! Beautiful! *-*

Sonia.Alexandra
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These photos are better than the most wedding pictures. They are so natural, so full of passion and I can only congratulate you for it. Simply awesome! ;)

LJennings
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much more personal and memorable because it has all the emotion of the day invested in each shot. Beautiful.

bapriga
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Artistic maybe, but not that great. Didn't care much having to look at the camera in the shoot also. would rather see pics without the camera. It looks like they were on a budget and for them these photos will always be precious, but I wouldn't rave about them.

PauletteRawlins
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder whose wedding photos these were better than? They should get compensation!!!

TracyHaynes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful! A real capture of some very touching moments!

JohnStackhouse
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the authenticity of these! Much better for memories, too.

LottieHarris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Different. (Maybe their friends have a few more orthodox pics to share.)

TammyRubicat
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are beautiful, heartfelt, timeless photos. I love how intimate they feel, and I love the use of ambient light. They feel both somber and ecstatic - she did an amazing job capturing the moments that meant the most to her and her new husband. Bravo!

KTPinto
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't find these to be better than most wedding photos. The big problem about selfies that I have is that the person is so into taking the picture, they're not living in the moment. A bride not living in the moment of her wedding (like the one when she's hugging someone and is more into taking the picture) is rather sad to me.

JoyfulSunrise
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unique ~ more emotion and mood ~ captures memories best ~ Great idea ~

DebMartinKnaff
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are so intimate, so precious. All the Negative Nellies can keep their generic professional photos where the poses are all the same. I think these will bring feelings of a pure love for this couple for many years.

AmaranthimTalon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While sweet and representative of them, as she states, to me, they are not representative of what wedding photos should be. Then again - I am not here. Myself I say- meh. But I do like the last pic.

frank0ys
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...As long as they are happy. Besides, it's their wedding. All the concepts should be theirs and they owned it pretty well. Cheers guys!

WolfThee
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meh no.... Terrible actually

ChristianClavadetscher
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

quality does not matter anymore. important is just to be hipster today... this post is just crap, sorry...

LewisLorton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry, these are not 'better than most wedding photgraphers.' Being 'real' is not necessarily good. The exposure and white balance is far off in virtually every one shown. It is possible to be real and spontaneous and actually well exposed and composed so that viewers see through the framae into the reality of the picture.

MannuPotter
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it....full of emotional and true to feelings

LorraAllen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

these photos are beautiful!!! my favorite is the couple driving with the top down

RachelMorris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WWW.lightofmylifephotography.com do stunning wedding photos!

RachelMorris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Www.light of my life photography.com do stunning wedding photos!

ElaEla
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What kind of camera was there?

ThomasNorris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tis will mean more to them in later years; and it saved them a ton of money...

olemann77
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, the series tells a story of a great day.

olemann77
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These had this "real" feeling about them. Most wedding photos looks fake and "staged" with a ton of after-effects.

RhondaLynn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think these are very good. My 11 year old could of done better.

TinyDynamine
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got the usual reaction when looking at the photos of someone I don't know - indifference. Fine for them and their friends, etc. but keep it to yourselves.

JeanneTheisen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ok., but why is he wearing his ring on his right hand!? (Car picture)...couldn't help but notice. Beautiful and humble. Still think it would have been better if someone else took some photos, even a friend.......

JennieRenaudo
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it. She gets to remember the day the way she experienced it, not the way a photographer saw it.

Nőőđy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever it would be incredible memories to be remembered

SuzetteAnthony
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Loved it! It said what you wanted. I loved the one with the two children. The people behind with smiles showed a happy time.

DickWalsh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Way more interesting than the usual.Creative girl.

BJLeech
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, they should have just hired a photographer.

purple
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are precious and ~priceless~ !!

AnaRoșu
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. This is very beautiful!

Hanna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not my idea of wedding photos but if that's what they wanted then that's what counts.

JimFrees
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a professional wedding photographer myself, I think it was a really stupid idea. REALLY stupid. Twenty years from now, are THOSE the photos they're going to show to their children and grandchildren ? If it's true that the attorney who represents himself has a fool for an attorney, then the same is true for these folks. Were they just cheap or wanted to be published on Bored Panda ? Probably both, notwithstanding the foolishness of it. And the photos are crap to boot; real photographers don't use cell phones or shoot one-handed with amateur gear. ARRRRRRRRGH !

JimFrees
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a wedding photographer myself, I think it was a really stupid, insensitive idea. If it's true that an attorney who represents himself has a fool for an attorney, then the same could be said for a photographer. Were they being cheap or just wanted to be seen on Bored Panda ? Probably both, but foolish notwithstanding. ARRRRRGH !

KTTrondsen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

uh, not really.... she took some neat photo's but not nearly enough, no proper portraits etc. What a shame

IndrėJankauskienė
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

better than most wedding photos? not so sure..

DalmoniaRognean
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am sure. The most wedding photos are horrible. It is very very hard to find a really good wedding photographer. But this photos are wonderful! Really artistic!

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KharySimmonds
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, that one is just perfect,, she summarized the whole story so perfectly, sharing the journey with us, makes me feel as though i was there,, haha

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TùngCao
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea !! But it's selfie, isn't it ??

automidori
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course it is! Although not all of them. "Liisa would take their wedding photos." Liisa was the bride. If a bride takes pictures of HER wedding, what do you call that?

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LuTaruSaari
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better or not, it is original and intimate, suitable for time we are living in. I renmember time when there was no 'wedding photographers' one of the guests would just take a group photo of all the people or just few important ceremony details. Afret all, it's their wedding and they can do whatever they like.