Wedding photographer says she can tell whether marriage is doomed from day one: here’s how

A wedding photographer has explained the signs that a wedding may be doomed when it has only just begun.

Posting on TikTok, Shayla said she had met another photographer who told her the signs during a shoot. She added that the photographer had worked in the industry for 10 to 15 years so she thought they really new their stuff.

She said:

“One time I was shooting under this wedding photographer, and they told me they can always tell if a couple will last or not, based on three things.

Sign up to our new free Indy100 weekly newsletter

“The first indicator is one of the spouses will take like more than three family photos without the other spouse.”

“This one kinda makes sense to me, just because you might get a few with your mum and dad, but to kick them out of more than three photos just seems a little suspicious,” she explained.


Do you think this holds some truth? #bride #bridetobe #weddingphotographer #couple #engaged #videographer #weddings

The second sign is the bridesmaids or the groomsmen “will avoid talking about the spouse” because it is a sign “they don’t like them”, she added.

And the final sign – apparently – is if one of the spouses spends “more time with friends or family at the reception” than with their partner.

Reacting to the video, people weighed in with their opinions. Agreeing with her, one person said that their ex husband “didn’t spend time with me at the wedding and his groomsmen didn't even say ‘hi’ to me at all.”

“Yup!” another wrote. “My ex husband wanted to spend time with his brother on our wedding night and not me.”

She also attracted support from other wedding photographers who said they had spotted the same signs.

But others disagreed. “It depends,” one said. “My husband didn’t even meet half my family until the wedding day, so there wasn’t that relationship between him and my family.”

Another wrote: “The last one is hard because you’re supposed to also be a good host. I spent my whole wedding running around making sure everyone was having fun.”

While a third said: “I didn’t spend a lot of time with my husband at the reception. We’ve been together for nearly 11 years, married for 3.”

Meanwhile, another suggested another indicator of a failed marriage. “I honestly thing a big indicator is a huge expensive wedding,” they said.

“Like they’re trying to put on a show for everyone, don’t care about their marriage.”

What do you think?

Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)