Did Your photographer take detail pics?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do you have "detail" photos from your wedding-like the wedding bands?
    Yes, lots and I didn't need to ask. : (45 votes)
    43 %
    Yes, some. But I didn't ask for any. : (24 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, but I had a specific list for the photog. : (19 votes)
    18 %
    No, or maybe one or two, but I should have asked beforehand. : (10 votes)
    10 %
    Nope, and I didn't care if I got them. : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    788 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Depends on who you hire, some are not into doing details. It was never standard just like two photographers were never standard. It starting to become that way.

    Im personally a detail junkie and a DIY craft geek, was way before I ever picked up a camera so Im all about getting the couples details they worked hard on. Ring shots and the like are standard for me.

    Post # 4
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our photog did without asking. We got a ton of detail shots.

    Post # 5
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    We have a few (rings, cufflinks) but not many and that was fine with me. I prefer to have shots of people over things however that was my personal preference.

    Post # 6
    395 posts
    Helper bee

    Did they show lots of detail shots on their site/blog? 

    Post # 7
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes I got a few and had hoped for more.  there could be a better outcome if there are two photographers, one can concentrate on moments and one can take detail pics 

    Post # 8
    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My photographer is really into details.  She gave me a shot list of every picture she takes by default and I can add more if I choose, but here are what she shoots (detail-wise) no matter what:

    before ceremony:

    – individuals of wedding dress, jewelry, shoes, perfume, makeup, etc

    – buttoning wedding dress

    – mother fastening necklace

    – garter

    – veil

    – shoes peeking out from under dress (I laughed out loud at this one but it is cute in pictures)

    – groom’s tie

    – groom’s cologne

    – groomsmen flasks (is this a thing?  idk)

    – the rings/bands sitting on vows/bible


    during reception:

    – table centerpieces, settings

    – bride and groom’s table

    – guest book

    – place card table

    – close up of bride and groom’s place card

    – wedding cake

    – groom’s cake

    – gift table

    – card box

    – decorations

    – candy bar (what lol not everyone has a candy bar!!)

    – a plated dinner


    Post # 9
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Our photographer took lots of basic detail shots, but not of everything that I wanted.  I’m also a fan of macros which she didn’t get, but I didn’t specify.  I really wish I had given her a list.  Beforehand she asked what we wanted shots of, and I said we’d love shots of our diy tablescapes, but she ended up taking the whole table instead of close up shots of the pieces (there was a lot going on).  One of my main regrets.

    Post # 10
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Given the choice, I’d always capture people over details and I’m not sure quite when this current fashion of detail over action seems to have crept in!

    However, while there’s no “standard” by which a photographer has to work, I’d always expect to shoot certain details without being asked. These include boutonnieres, cufflinks, rings, bouquets and bouquet details, table centrepieces and other decorations, letterboxes, card trees and whatever other Pinteresting bits of decor are in attendance! But if a bride has really specific items that they really want pictures of then it makes more sense to tell the photographer in advance rather than be disappointed afterwards. 

    Post # 13
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Most photographers shoot details during “getting ready” time (how many shots of the bride getting her hair done do you need?) and before the doors open for the reception. A good photographer should need 15 minutes tops for the reception details. I don’t think it’s a tradeoff between details and people.

    Post # 15
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yes, but not enough. I figured they’d take more at the reception/ceremony than they did (they focused on my jewelry and got several shots of our gifts for some reason). Oh well.

    @elysion:  Same here.

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