An unfortunate number of marriages in our society end in divorce, and social scientists have spent a significant amount of time examining the factors that lead to those outcomes. However, another – less scientific – group has also looked into the matter with surprising prescience. Wedding photographers see the couple on their first official day, and, as such, can also see the first seeds of any discord being sown. As such, they often can be quite accurate in their predictions as to if the relationship will last.
- Many social scientists and others have studied the precursors and factors that could determine whether a marriage will last.
- But another, less scientific group also has particularly clear insight – wedding photographers.
- Photographers, who are there from the beginning of the marriage, often see the signs of discord early in the relationship.
“Wedding photographers spend a lot of time with their clients, from the initial meeting and engagement photo session to the actual wedding. Given all the time they’ve put in with the couples, they usually have a pretty keen eye for signs a new marriage isn’t going to last.”