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These Groomsman Photos Are What You Get When You Go Crazy with Photoshop and Imagination

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Photoshopped fantasy wedding photos have gotten quite trendy over the past couple of years, and often involve the wedding party running away from large and scary things (e.g. dinosaurs and AT-ATs). Louisville, Kentucky-based wedding photographer Shane Elliott recently took the concept to the next level with a set of wacky groomsman photos.

In addition to standard wedding photos, Joe (the groom) and his groomsmen also had some “fun and silly ideas” in mind: Darth Vader applying his trademark force choke, George Washington crossing the Delaware, and an intense anime-style fight scene.

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The shots were captured outside a parking garage across the street from the wedding venue, and a great deal of Photoshop was used to bring the images to life. Elliott writes,

These definitely aren’t your typical groomsman photos and maybe wouldn’t be appropriate for a lot of clients’ tastes. It’s pretty clear that these guys had fun, though […] Stepping outside of the box for a moment, these are some super fun photos, which definitely illustrate the personalities & interests of Joe and his groomsmen. These are the perfect photos for these clients.

Here are the “before” shots that show what the scene actually looked like before Photoshop did its deed:

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You can find more of Elliot’s photography over on his studio website.


Image credits: Photographs by Shane Elliott and used with permission