A perfectly lit bride staring out a stained glass window, a mother smiling as she lovingly puts a necklace around her daughter's neck or an adorable flower girl sitting sweetly next to her flower basket. These are probably the images that come to mind when you think of wedding photographs - but if you hire photographer Ian Weldon, these are not the photos you are going to get.

Repeatedly listed as 'not a wedding photographer' on all of his pages, this artist explains: "I’m completely unbiased in the photographs I make. A sort of photographic democracy where one photograph is no more important than any other. Where all things are equal, people the same as objects." The subjects of his photos show the nitty-gritty, hilariously real moments that take place on these special days. "Much as I’d love to stand around for hours lining people up and taking photographs of every combination of family members and guests, I’ve more important things to be doing. And quite frankly, so have you." Scroll down below to check out wedding photography as you've never seen it before and don't forget to upvote your faves!

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Foxxy 3 weeks ago

Looks like the speech isn’t going down too well.

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“I started to photograph weddings to earn money so I could work on other photography projects. When I found that weddings were fruitful ground for great photographs, and they had not really been approached as a documentary subject they became the project,” the photographer told Bored Panda, explaining how it started.

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Pan Narrans 3 weeks ago

"Grandma? No, never a problem with her. Provided you give her a private bottle of champagne."

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Steph Lindsey 3 weeks ago

This is pretty adorable. I hope they show this photo to his children when they're older. I imagine it'll bring back family memories <3 haha

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This genius idea worked so well that it generated exposure and a beautiful wedding photography book. I Am Not A Wedding Photographer was also produced to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, on display at the Martin Parr Foundation June 26 to August 10th, 2019.

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Katrin 3 weeks ago

Like an albatross feeding its chick

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Lexis 3 weeks ago

This one is kinda sweet

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"I didn't choose the underbelly of society and I didn’t choose social injustice. I chose Weddings, full of people and character and laughter and happiness and sadness and dancing and drinking, and Love."

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Podunkus 3 weeks ago

These are the only possessions you have left after paying for that blasted wedding.

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C 3 weeks ago

Cupid

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Pan Narrans 3 weeks ago

Uncle Bobby performing his beer bottle opening trick again.

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Zelda Blue 3 weeks ago

" But I want to be in the picture tooooo!"

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Abby Not Normal 3 weeks ago

I guess the wedding theme was racism.. I'm sorry.. I meant racist heritage pride.

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goodmorning 3 weeks ago

"I think I fell.."

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Kelly Murray 3 weeks ago

I have one of those, and they are awesome! Not pretty, but awesome!

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jo_shortland 3 weeks ago

Well timed

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Lilla Bence 3 weeks ago

Interesting wedding decor in the background

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Phantom Captain 3 weeks ago

"I thought that I had everybody on my side But I went and blew it, all sky high And now she won't even spare a passing glance All just because I (rip) ripped my pants" -Spongebob

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Sill Marien 3 weeks ago

I found her like that Mr Officer

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Dave In MD 3 weeks ago

Who Farted?

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Chancey 3 weeks ago

Looks like they cooked the rice before they threw it!

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Riles 3 weeks ago

I've had to help my mom with. That.

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Chris Jones 3 weeks ago

That's a great dress - and I'm not one for normally having an opinion on wedding dresses.

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Char Char 3 weeks ago (edited)

'You put your right leg out...'

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Lexis 3 weeks ago

Backstory please

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ChaiDai 3 weeks ago

Official wedding photographer when you're in the witness protection program.

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Bonzo Deep 3 weeks ago

Hilarious!!!

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Zelda Blue 3 weeks ago

Stop!! I don't want champagne coming out my nose.

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Chancey 3 weeks ago

I think it's funny that most people are completely ignoring him.

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Podunkus 3 weeks ago

Well drink up laddies, your beers are on the window sill.

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Chris Jones 3 weeks ago

Windy days and lots of layers - not a good mix.

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Bill 3 weeks ago

The lady in pink is going for the bouquet

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