Everyone loves good memories and what makes better memories than photos.
According to wedding photographers on reddit, they are able to tell whether a marriage will flourish or is set for failure through pictures and they shared some of the signs.
The comments has over 6,000 replies, with photographers nationwide sharing signs a couple is destined for failure, including faking their emotions to being unable to overcome small issues.
These photographers claim they have developed a sixth sense to tell what are the green and red flags of a marriage that will fail.
- If one of them is very quiet compared to the other - One instance was a groom who barely said ten words to anyone during the ceremony or reception afterwards. The bride and her mother were extremely loud and excited the entire time. The bride needed everything to be “perfect”. I dropped off the photo bundle with them two weeks later and he was still quiet. She however complained about all of the pictures because the groom wasn’t “smiling enough”. She wanted a discount because I couldn’t make him look happy enough.
They got divorced about a year later. I know because I did his engagement photos with his new fiancée about four years after his first wedding. His engagement photos showed him much happier.
- Cutting the cake - This Photographer says that Some people like to smear the cake everywhere as a joke, some people don't. Usually the couple is in sync about this. They know what the other would like and they don't smush cake on the others face if they wouldn't want that.
Sometimes one of them (usually the groom) will force cake all over the others face and embarrass and upset them. I've seen this happen a handful of times and all of those relationships that I have kept up with have ended in a divorce.
- The groom has a wondering eye- Red flag: The groom winking at both my assistant and I during the ceremony. He was not winking in the sense that he might have been tearing up or had something in his eye but there was a part in the ceremony where the couple sat down and he would lean his head back in his chair look past his soon to be wife and wink at me or look over his left shoulder and wink at my assistant. It was bizarre.
- The couple barely looks at each other - "Bride looked like she was fighting back tears or disdain or just plain misery, groom looked like he was trying to ignore the bad things and be "happy." I think they kissed once during the whole wedding and reception and barely spent time together that day." Their marriage is doing terribly. It was pretty much doomed from the start, apparently the week before their wedding one of her male coworkers showed up at their house on a day groom normally was working but was off in preparation for the wedding. Coworker asked where bride was, when groom questioned him the coworker got pissed and punched him in the face and ran off. When groom came in the house his face all bruised and cheekbone split and bleeding, bride got mad and was like "why would you open the door??" It was just weird reaction and situation. We all think she was/is either cheating or was leading the coworker on, because if he was just a crazy stalker she wouldn't have been so mean and cold to groom about it all.
- If they are't on the same team -The main behavior differentiating the two was whether they were on the same team, helping each other and lifting each other up in the face of the inevitable problems and stress that come with weddings. Good couples tackle problems together. Bad couples take sides and fight/blame each other when something goes wrong.