Group dynamics, mean priests, photography and you

Yesterday, I agreed to help shoot a wedding in St. Charles, which is a westerly suburb of  Chicago.

The wedding was at St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church. I’ll get to the church a little further into my story, but St. John Neumann is hands-down the worst, most uninviting, unpleasant church I’ve ever photographed a wedding.

Between video and photography, I’ve shot weddings since 1998. After shooting so many weddings, you get a chance to see what works and what doesn’t. Every church and every priest or pastor has their own set of rules. St. John’s is in a league of their own.

First, let’s talk about group dynamics

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