Wedding photography?

A friend sent me a link. It’s pretty short, so I’ll quote the whole thing.

There’s boudoir photography, and then there’s… this. A reader spotted this strange “wedding photographer needed” ad posted on Craigslist by someone in Wisconsin. Apparently there’s an engaged couple looking for a wedding photographer who’s willing to double as a consummation photographer.

“Hello, my fiance and I are getting married later this year and are looking for a wedding photographer,” the poster writes. “We are hoping someone will document the whole day from beginning to end.”

Seems pretty normal so far, right? Except by “whole day,” the couple means an actual day, rather than the wedding preparation, ceremony, and reception.

“We are specifically hoping someone will document the end, which we are finding difficult to find someone who will,” the ad continues. “We have both saved ourselves for marriage and understand our first time will be awkward but do not think it will be that much more awkward for the photographer to be there and we’d really like it documented (in a beautiful and tasteful way).”

“If you are ok with being with us the whole day, please send pricing and some examples of your work. Thank you.”

So if you’ve been yearning to add “consummation photographer” to your resume and list of accomplishments, keep your eyes peeled — that genre may be following on the heels of “pro birth photography.”

And no, we won’t be having a wedding photographer that does that. 😮

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8 Responses to Wedding photography?

  1. Seems like they’re probably Christians since they waited (when the vast majority of secular people do not)… but… really?

  2. ar10308 says:

    Just set up a Go Pro… jeez!

  3. OKRickety says:

    I rather suppose this is someone’s idea of a prank. While I do think a quality photographer(and videographer?) could produce better work, I cannot think of any good reason (but plenty of poor reasons) to want someone present to record the consummation.

  4. @ar10308:

    Okay, glad to know I wasn’t the only one that came up with that idea, beyond the desire to slap the couple with a giant fish.

  5. donalgraeme says:

    I actually can think of a reason. One (or maybe both) of the parties is concerned that the other has not actually saved him or herself. And wants documentation of the whole of the act, in order to record anything which might be a giveaway about one of them not telling the truth. Plus have an actual witness there as well- which a GoPro wouldn’t be.

    Still crazy, of course.

  6. Lol, this has to be a joke. Surely?
    “…do not think it will be that much more awkward for the photographer to be there…”
    Uh, yeah – it will be WAY more awkward.
    I can’t quite wrap my head around a virginal couple, who have specifically saved themselves for their wedding night, but who are completely unfazed by the idea of a stranger watching?

    Speaking of awkward, I have a funny wedding night story (no, not that kind of story…).
    My husband had been living at our apartment for a few months before we got married, and then I was to “move in”.
    The week before the wedding, I helped him out by getting his clean washing off the (shared) clothesline at the back of the property. I grabbed it all into the basket as fast as I could and then took the basket inside, and got on with other urgent wedding tasks.
    When he went to put away his clothes, he discovered I had accidentally grabbed two clean pairs of undies that weren’t his – a man’s and a woman’s – that were on the same line.
    So he chucked them out in the hallway outside the bedroom to deal with after the wedding. (How does one return one’s neighbour’s undies?)

    The wedding day came, and afterwards we spent out first night in our apartment, and headed off on the honeymoon the next day. Our friends took all the presents from the wedding, and were going to drop them into our apartment while we were away on the honeymoon.

    Well, it took a while for the story to come out, but apparently, our friends had come into the apartment with the presents a few days later, seen the discarded “his” and “hers” undies on the floor in the hallway and assumed they were our wedding day undergarments, flung to the floor in the heat of the moment! 😀
    No one was going to say anything to us! I’m still not sure they believed our story!

  7. well royalty used to have people in the bedroom to make sure the marriage was consummated so maybe that’s where they got the idea from

  8. Ame says:

    some traditions are best left … in the past:

    The Strangest Tradition of All: Witnessing a Marriage Consummation: http://inspiredbylifeandfiction.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-all-witnessing-a-marriage-consummation/

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