When it comes to the most intimate moments of a wedding day, photographers are there. They witness the bride’s final minutes getting ready, the couple’s first time seeing each other, and their exhausted limo ride home from the reception. But sometimes that means witnessing some not-so-great instances—like constant bickering. Thanks to Mirror, here are things wedding photographers say are signs a couple hasn’t actually found their happily ever after.
1. When the couple lacks an emotional connection.
“We spend 8, 10, 12, or more hours in a day looking at the bride and groom through a frame that isolates them alone and together, largely stripping away the broader context and focusing on their interactions,” says Reddit user SuccessiveApprox. “We are looking specifically for moments of contact, of intimacy, of emotional connection. It pretty quickly becomes evident when those things are there, and when they are not.”