Getting Ready: Best Man Twirls Groom's Moustache
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Getting Ready: Best Man Twirls Groom's Moustache

This groom has an amazing mustache. And this photo shows, his best man seems to like it—a lot.

The bridegroom got ready for his wedding ceremony at a nearby hotel—a typical hotel like you might find anywhere. However, I'd contend that this photo isn't typical.

A great photograph tells many stories. For this image, the story is that the groom is having a great time and lots of fun on his wedding day. It also speaks to the relationship between the best man and the groom and the playful nature and trust they have in each other. And of course it also speaks to the ridiculously cool mustache sported by the groom.

Although this photograph may appear to be a perfectly candid moment, I'll honestly mention that I set the stage for this image and I encouraged it to happen.

Many clients will mention that my photography appears mostly candid with few posed photos. But candid-appearing doesn't necessarily mean candid.

I like to stack the deck and make sure I achieve the best wedding photographs possible.

In this case, I asked the groom to get dressed near the window where the light was best. Later, when it was time for him to put on his jacket, I asked the best man to help.

As for the handlebar mustache twirl, it's quite likely that I suggested that the best man take the mustache for spin. This is the result.