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ashton lamont wrote:
Sean, it seems to me that many members have jumped to the rather hasty - and dare I say - lazy - conclusion that the bride to be is an ungrateful sociopath who should be swatted away and good riddance.
I'm taking the thread as an excuse to break off from editing that I don't want to do :- ) To try and figure out how there could be such as wide divergence of understanding between her and the OP.
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Thank you for your perspective. I really do appreciate it and respect your thoughts, although I do disagree with some points, mainly because I have the history with them.
To point, she and her fiance are both very much Type A's and used to pushing to get what they want; one's a surgeon and the other runs a consulting company. She especially has a habit of escalating and being antagonistic until she gets what she wants. Both my wife and I knew this beforehand, but still volunteered to do the shoot as a gift to our friend.
As to the shoot itself, it was the couple who wanted the edgy street art look; I suggested the Brooklyn Bridge, and they both stated that it was passé and common, but obliged me anyway. They repeatedly mentioned leaving areas I thought looked fun and interesting and returning to where cool looking graffiti was. (They wanted to get pictures with Banksy's art, but it started raining heavily). I was unable to get a casual or candid moment out of them, despite our efforts to loosen the tone a little. This, as well as your suggestions for 'safe/insurance shots' is definitely a takeaway I will remember in the future and take to heart.
To your final comment, there currently was no debt to be paid. This was originally just a chance for all of us to spend some time together, take pictures, and generally have a good time. The night before was their engagement party (the reason why we drove up, stayed the night), so it felt natural to bring my camera to try to do a nice deed.
Again, thank you all for your thoughts and opinions. While I may not agree with every statement, I will respect them since you took the time and effort to reply to these posts.