Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir

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Macmillan, May 27, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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Once upon a time, Claire Lewis dreamed she would take her camera to war zones to document political upheavals and expose grave injustices. Fate led her elsewhere. And while she might not be on assignment for The New York Times, her current job carries its own dangers: Claire is a wedding photographer. Her world is populated by stressed-out brides and the mothers who reared them, grooms who seduce bridesmaids, brides who change their minds, pass out, or dance on tables in tiaras, and the occasional couple who are truly in love. If you told Claire that you thought being a wedding photographer was glamorous, chances are she’d laugh and give you a list of reasons why it is not glamorous. What it is is unpredictable, funny, demanding, moving, and full of spontaneous moments that cause one to question the nature of love and relationships. As Claire says, it’s all that and it’s never dull. What more could you ask for?

Told with great wit and exuberance, this memoir is a hilarious and touching account of one woman’s adventures in a career that she never saw herself in, and of how she braved those waters while also managing to fall in love and have a wedding of her own. A delightful, insightful read, Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer will make you see weddings in a whole new light.

 

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User Review  - charlierb3 - LibraryThing

About: Wedding photographer Lewis tells humorous, horrifying, touching and just plain strange stories about the different weddings she has worked at. Pros: Funny, short chapters make for easy picking up, fast read. Cons: Nothing to write home about but good for a quick, light read. Grade: B+ Read full review

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User Review  - Nitestar - LibraryThing

I am a huge fan of any book titled Confessions - unfortunately, they are not always good. This, is NOT the case with this book. Claire Lewis is a professional photographer and she exposes, in this ... Read full review

Contents

Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 1 Tuscania
7
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 2 Postmodern Panty Raid
23
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 3 Turning Twenty
33
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 4 Queen for a Day
43
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 5 Whats in the Bag?
61
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 6 Point and Shoot
67
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 7 Babes in the Woods
77
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 8 So You Want to Be Wedding Photographer?
87
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 17 Speed Bumps
187
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 18 I Do
199
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 19 Can You Be Rich end Funny?
207
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 20 Human Error or When Bad Things Happen to Good Photographers
215
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 21 Geek Wedding
223
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 22 A Baby and More Panic
231
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 23 Wine Country Elvis
237
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 24 To Kiss or Not to Kiss
245

Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 9 Transportation
97
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 10 Forward Motion
113
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 11 Reverend Doogan
119
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 12 Rover as Ring Bearer
129
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 13 Dash Pierce
147
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 14 Love and Panic
157
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 15 Brendas Bridesmaids
165
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 16 Whipped Cream and a Cherry
179
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 25 Why Teaching Matters
257
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 26 The Ugly Bride or Pretty Is as Pretty Does
263
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 27 Romance
275
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 28 House Rules
283
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 29 The Butterfly and the Bulldozer
293
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 30 All Shapes and Sizes
307
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer 31 War Zone Work
317
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About the author (2008)

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Claire Lewis has been photographing weddings for more than twenty years. She lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco, California.

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