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Groom in wheelchair

Connie Koplan , Dec 17, 2005; 05:20 p.m.

Hi- I'm shooting a wedding for a couple where the groom is in a wheelchair. Has anyone else had a client in a wheelchair? If so, any tips on creative poses? I'm also doing their engagement session soon - would love to see any examples! I originally had thought of poses where they are laying the grass, things like that, but he can not get out of the wheelchair at all. Thanks!! Connie


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M C , Dec 17, 2005; 06:03 p.m.

Look at this link...http://www.auphoto.net/Pages/WeddingGaller10.html

this bride and groom were one of my most fun couples from this summer. They were a joy to work with. I did not treat her like she was in a chair, I simply had fun, listened to what she had to say and kept the camera available for some great shots. http://www.auphoto.net/Pages/WeddingGaller10.html Hope this helps. MR

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Katrina C , Dec 17, 2005; 06:08 p.m.

I recently saw a photo shoot of a wedding in which the groom was in a wheelchair. There was some creative posing with having the bride sit on the groom's lap, and some sweet ones of her sitting on front of him, with her dress out around her, and behind her around the wheels of the chair...

More than likely they've had photos of themselves taken before, so ask them if they have any ideas. Or if there are any poses they would specifically like for their wedding album.

Jaimie Blue - Asheville, NC , Dec 17, 2005; 06:59 p.m.

Actually the groom is in his body, he uses a wheelchair.

Robert Cirillo , Dec 17, 2005; 07:53 p.m.

If they want a few shots without the wheelchair, simply move him to a normal chair, a couch or something similar.

Mark Jacoby - Raleigh, NC , Dec 17, 2005; 11:10 p.m.

We did an engagement session for a lovely couple this summer and will be doing their wedding in 2006.

We told them to act natural and express their affection in whatever way was comfortable for them and just leave the shooting to us. We did not try to hide his chair (why try?)and they were good sports.

Here are a couple of their favorites.

Wheelchair example 1

Mark Jacoby - Raleigh, NC , Dec 17, 2005; 11:11 p.m.

Another sample

Wheelchair example 2

Shannon Wright , Dec 18, 2005; 12:31 p.m.

This is not a b&g pic but, the best man was in a wheelchair. I am not sure how to post a picture but, I posted here is a link to the picture. If you want to look at more poses from this wedding go to albums and They are Mae and Buck. Good luck! I am sure you'll do great!



P.S I figured out how to post the picture ;)

Ben Rubinstein - Manchester UK , Dec 18, 2005; 07:12 p.m.

Job very well done MC, some good ideas there.

Connie Koplan , Dec 20, 2005; 02:14 p.m.

Thank you everyone for your responses. Great photos. MC - I like your use of angles.

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