At Long Last, GIFs Have Entered the World of Wedding Photography 



GIFs have been used to illustrate many things pertaining to weddings for a while, now (hey, we just shared some with you earlier this week!), but we can’t say that we’ve seen a lot of actual wedding GIFs just yet. Which is surprising, considering the amount of usable wedding footage out there.

So we were curious when we saw this HuffPo piece about Detroit wedding photographer Jeffrey Lewis Bennett, who has not only begun turning out GIFs of his clients’ weddings—he’s been doing it with photographs instead of video.

You can take a look at a bunch of examples here—and there are even more on his Tumblr. You can definitely tell the difference between these and typical GIFs produced with video footage, as they have a very “distinct, choppy stop-motion look,” as the article mentions.

But I just can’t decide what I think of them! They have a kind of paintings-from-HarryPotter quality, and in some instances I think the motion looks kinda cool—and the more I look at them, the more I like them—but in other instances, I think it looks kinda weird. Although, the thing is, it’s not like these go in your wedding album—they’re just a fun bonus if you happen to have a photographer who can whip these out, so there’s certainly no harm. I think the subway one might be my favorite.

So what do you think? Would you be interested in having a stock of animated GIFs from your wedding to share online with your peeps? 

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