Thursday, November 6, 2008

Parent Trap - Bonus Question

One more question came in about parents decking one another durning family picture time, you don't need to be afraid. Although you might be the first wedding that a step parent has decked another durning photographs... it hasn't happened to me yet.

But don't worry, you don't have to round everyone up for the "one big happy family" photograph if your parents dont' get along, or if you are not particularly fond of a stepparent. But you should meet with your photographer ahead of timeto discuss the types of photos you want and which members of your family should be included, and which should remain 10 feet away at all times.

A professional photographer is sure to have dealt with divorced family situations and can probably offer some expert advice on how to handle potential problems.

As for that sticky question - "Does my obnoxiouis stepparent have to be in your photo's? - the answer is probably what you've known all along - yes.

Leaving a stepmother you dislike out of your wedding photo's, for example is bound to hurt her feelings- and your dad's too! And it can affect your relationship with them in the future.

So, put on your big girl pants, and have some photographs taken with you and your fiance with yoru father and stepmother. Your dad will have a keepsake, and both of them will appreciate your generosity.
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