Post # 1
After we take off from the ceremony, we’re going to take photos at FI’s farm. We’ll have about 20 minutes to do this and still get to the reception right before the cocktail hour is over. The question is, can you have too many props?
Right now, this is what I have. Is it too much?
One large wooden white rustic-y open frame
a quilt (from his grandma) and a book (which we are using as centerpieces)
Obviously, some of these can be combined (like the bench and the balloons or something). I would just rather be over-prepared than under-prepared. I love all of these ideas though! We also have great surroundings, with vintage tractors, white fences, and fields. Should I bring it all and just not worry if it doesn’t all get taken? I thought if I came prepared, it would go faster and we could do more.
*Note: I have two photographers who are friends. One is actually a photojournalist, one is someone who is just really talented and enjoys doing weddings for friends. I’m not worried about the quality at ALL, because I love our engagement photos and they are so good at capturing the moment, but I just wanted to give them some choices since they are not “wedding” photographers.
Thoughts? Here were my inspiration photos!!
Post # 3
For your wedding photos, I really don’t think you need a lot of props, especially since you said there will be tractors, barn, etc where you’re having them done. The photo frame and balloons are cute but don’t stress out about it.
Post # 4
20 minutes will go so quick. I would probably pick 1 or maybe 2 props to use if you want to get to the reception on time!
Post # 5
I’d schedule more time for the photos if I were you- (Like double the time) even without taking into account moving to the tractor / bench / fence locations and switching up the props. You don’t want to feel rushed and tense when you’re trying to look carefree and artsy.
Post # 6
I’m not sure if this changes any thing, but we’re doing more than three hours of photos before the ceremony. These are just our fun photos after we get off the limo. Do you still think I need more than 20-30 minutes?
Post # 7
I guess it depends on how you want your photos to look. We wanted ours to look real – how we actually look, not how we’re trying to pretend to be, if that makes sense. After 3 hours of photos before the ceremony I’d stick with a photos with the farm stuff (e.g. tractors) to be genuine, and maybe show off the quilt since it’s meaningful.
Post # 8
@rachelss That’s a good point. Thanks! So hard to not get sucked in by the pretty pictures!