There’s an old rule about never working with animals or you will be upstaged, but for this perfect day photo encounter, Eliza and Ed were there to steal the show
Photos: Tara Moller
There’s an old rule about never working with animals or you will be upstaged, but any bride and groom worth knowing would make an honourable exception for camels called Eliza and Ed. And so it was that Tara Moller came to be photographing a two plus two classic for the wedding album.
As any photographer can tell you, wedding photography has perils aplenty when it comes to managing group shots, but what if you get a special wedding-day assignment for a formal photograph of bride, groom plus camels? It was simply irresistible for Tara Moller!
Eliza and Ed are, after all, very special ungulates, being dearly loved family members. Having spent an awful lot of time with them at her family’s home, the bride knew she had to have a formal portrait on her wedding day to put in the photo album – a reminder of her favourite four-legged friends.
Bride, groom, Eliza and Ed assembled – wedding finery paired to smart matching halters – and the photoshoot began. It has to be said that camels are not normally known for their cheery demeanour, but Eliza and Ed relished their moment in the camera’s gaze and vogued like old timers in front of the paparazzo.
After the first shots were sent out, the bride expressed her thanks for the beautiful pictures, adding: “Those camels are such posers, they always steal the limelight”. They were, says Tara Moller, the ultimate wedding props even though bride and groom definitely were most beautifully upstaged.
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