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The Wedding of the Year: Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head

By Chris Thornton on February 24th 2014

My 3 year old son, Cole knows I’m a photographer and knows I shoot weddings. He really doesn’t understand this or isn’t the slightest bit interested in the photos I show him (would you be aged 3?). He’s a big fan of everything Toy Story, though,  so I decided to shoot a wedding just for him, using everyone’s favorite spud couple, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.


I tried to shoot a number of the “conventional” wedding images, like the shoes, confetti and groups shots. Seeing the camera in the box of accessories also gave me the idea of Uncle “Spud” always trying to get the shot. The first idea I had was one of the wedding breakfast with potato being served. Shocking, I know.

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The Details:


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The First Look:leeds-wedding-photographer_0285leeds-wedding-photographer_0283

The Ceremony:

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Nighttime portraits:leeds-wedding-photographer_0293 leeds-wedding-photographer_0294 leeds-wedding-photographer_0295 To be honest I could have gone on for ages shooting images for this. It was so much fun. I might even re-visit it at some point to add some more! Cole is a big Power Ranger fan, so you may see the nuptials of some Rangers soon.

You can see more of my work  here and a my blog which documents Cole growing up here.

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Chris is a photographer based in Leeds, England. He primarily shoots weddings and lifestyle images. Hopefully, something a little bit differently than the rest.

You can see more of his work at Chris Thornton Photography
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Dave Hansen

    This is one of the coolest ideas! Great Job!

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  2. Kurk Rouse

    There is an annoying Uncle Spud at every wedding

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  3. Katrina L of Divine Touch Photography

    … Get out of the way uncle. …. images

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  4. Katrina L of Divine Touch Photography

    I’m lovin’ your work! The potatoe at the table shot and get our I’d the way uncle images are hilarious.

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  5. Aankhen

    Lovely. Can’t go wrong with miniatures!

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  6. Dieguito

    A brilliant idea to show what you do to your child!
    Best regards from Buenos Aires

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  7. zach

    that is frigging adorable!

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  8. Chris Nachtwey

    These are great! “Uncle Spud” has me laughing so hard!

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  10. MIANO

    I love the idea simple but awesome

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  11. Zach

    This is such an awesome photo idea. Very well done!

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  12. Federico

    You are amazing! Great idea and execution!

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  13. Galdino

    Love it!!! “Get out of the way, Uncle Spud!” (LOL)

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