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Monday, June 6, 2011

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin

I randomly picked up a local publication called the Parent-Child Guide Book a few weeks ago.  It's a little newspaper with articles on summer camp, local events and more.  I thought I might find some fun things to do with the kids this summer.  As a flipped through, I was surprised to find a Wedding section.  I was curious so I read a few of the articles.  One article about wedding flowers caught my eye.  It had an unusual photo: the bride and bridesmaids were each holding their flowers over their face.  I thought it was a little bizarre that such a photo was taken.  As I looked again, I realized it was one of mine - from a wedding I shot this past fall.  So now that I've insulted my own work, here's the back story.  I always tell the bride and her girlfriends to think of their bouquet as a bellybutton cover.  Weird, I know, but throughout the day - especially at the ceremony - the bouquets tend to creep up to their chin and can sometimes cover their faces.  This tip always works and they remember to keep their flowers down.  As a joke, this particular group of girls pulled their bouquets up over their faces - and I snapped a shot.  I kept it in the final product, since it was unique.  It was a moment that no other wedding or bridal party will have.  So now that I've explained my odd photo, here's the second part.  There was no credit to me or my company associated with this photo in this publication.  In fact, the photo had the florists name adjacent to it.  I love it that venders want to use my photos.  I love that they use them to advertise their work.  I only ask that they give credit to me when doing so.  I'm more than happy to offer any photos to any venders when I'm shooting a wedding.  Just put Green Apple Photography alongside the image.  Thank you!



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