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 photos - but if you hire professional photographer Ian Weldon, these are not the wedding pictures 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 behind-the-scenes 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 the coolest photos from weddings as you've never seen it before, and don't forget to upvote your faves!

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Foxxy 3 months 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 photo ideas. 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 months ago

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

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Steph Lindsey 3 months 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 months ago

Like an albatross feeding its chick

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Lexis 3 months 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, funny photo ops, and Love."

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Podunkus 3 months ago

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

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C 3 months ago

Cupid

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Pan Narrans 3 months ago

Uncle Bobby performing his beer bottle opening trick again.

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Zelda Blue 3 months ago

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

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Abby Not Normal 3 months ago

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

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goodmorning 3 months ago

"I think I fell.."

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Kelly Murray 3 months ago

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

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jo_shortland 3 months ago

Well timed

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Lilla Bence 3 months ago

Interesting wedding decor in the background

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Phantom Captain 3 months 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 months ago

I found her like that Mr Officer

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Dave In MD 3 months ago

Who Farted?

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Chancey 3 months ago

Looks like they cooked the rice before they threw it!

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Riles 3 months ago

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

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Chris Jones 3 months 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 months ago (edited)

'You put your right leg out...'

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Lexis 3 months ago

Backstory please

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ChaiDai 3 months ago

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

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Bonzo Deep 3 months ago

Hilarious!!!

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Zelda Blue 3 months ago

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

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Chancey 3 months ago

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

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Podunkus 3 months ago

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

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Chris Jones 3 months ago

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

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Bill 3 months ago

The lady in pink is going for the bouquet

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