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January 26, 1991 - Image 68

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-01-26

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Brides 1991

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ask for that pose. "We'll put the bride
and groom with one parent and the
siblings, and then the other parent
and siblings." Mr. Goldenberg said.
"The
number
of
possible
combinations is doubled or tripled in
these situations."
The numerous photographic
combinations that are possible
among a divorced family became
problematic for one bride when her
stepmother wanted to be included in
the same pictures as the bride's
natural parents.
"My husband and I took a picture
with our mothers, and my stepmother
was was fuming when she was not
asked to pose with us," said Jennifer
G., a 24-year-old bride from West
Bloomfield. "She is not my mother,
and when her daughter gets married,
then she'll belong in the picture."

Making a list of all the
people involved in the
wedding, and who will
appear in what photo,
helps the day run
smoothly.

Mr. Lakin said that in the 1,000
affairs that he has photographed, he
always found that it was the
stepparent or the stepsiblings who
were most difficult to deal with. "They
must feel jealous because they are
not the center of attention, and they
cause a lot of grief for a phtographer,"
he said. "They want to control
everything to prove that they are part
of the family."
The divorced parents, on the other
hand, are on their best behavior, Mr.
Lakin said. "The parents I've dealt
with bend over backwards both
personally and financially to make the
day the best it can be."
The infinite number of poses
possible when there is a divorce
invovled also increased the size and
cost of Jennifer's final wedding album.
"We had so many family group shots
that my album will be in two volumes,
112 pictures in all," said the newlywed
who was married last summer. "My

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