I put this under the category of "other" since I could not find any other appropriate category. Anyway, I want to open a discussion regarding wedding photography techniques...I guess you might say: Traditional v. Gimmicks. My last client didn't want any "cheesy" photos! In a personal e-mail I sent this statement to a new wedding photographer: "My one and only goal with weddings is to give my couples photographs that they will still appreciate on their 25th anniversary...no gimmicks!" That's MY "mission statement." That means, for me a very straight, honest documentary photograhic approach with the traditional formal and portraits included is my prime objective. I worked with a studio for a short time that was into cross- processings, weird colors, high contrast, and extreme tilts, montage albums, and, I also remember, in the 1980's when double exposures were the big thing (with ghostly couples hovering over the altar or trapped inside wine glasses) and extreme fog filters somehow made the wedding an etherial, other-worldly, experience. I am more down to earth nowdays and all I want to give my clients is a very good documentation of their very special day with some very nice portraits included. Any thoughts on this or where you think wedding photography is headed? PS...my parents'wedding photogaphy was one B/W 4x5 print!