Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir

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Macmillan, May 27, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages

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

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About the author (2008)


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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