Rethinking wedding portraits

What a creative method to capture a life celebration!

CNN Photos

It’s often touted as “the best day or your life.” It can take months or even years to plan, and it can cost thousands of dollars. It’s a day to remember — for better or for worse.

Many couples opt to record their wedding day via a series of portraits, to be able to share immediately among friends and reflect on in the future as faces become etched with wrinkles.

Photographer John Paul Evans has a different perspective on the keepsake.

In his series “Matrimonial Ties,” Evans aims to challenge the paradigm of the wedding portrait.

“The works originated as a personal reflection on the current state of social change in Britain and Europe around notions or definitions of marriage,” Evans wrote in Lens Culture.

Throughout the series, Evans poses with his partner, Peter, in different areas of the domestic space.

Evans told CNN he was very conscious of…

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