DIY Photography brides

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lovelyMsValentine:  I totally understand about saving money, my husband and I eloped as well. However, I cannot emphasize how IMPORTANT photography is! Especially if you guys are eloping, people are going to want to see pictures. On top of that, having good quality photos that last a life time are something that you want. I look through our photos at least once a day! We spent $250 on 2 hours, and it was the best $250 that I have ever spent in my life. 

I know it’ll probably be more expensive out where you are, but please, PLEASE look into photographers and ask them hourly rates. You might be surprised! Not hiring a professional would be a huge regret. At the end of the day all you have is those images (and of course, your relationship) left over from the most important day of your life. 

Post # 4
395 posts
Helper bee

i’m a professional photographer and I wouldn’t even dare to try to capture my own wedding on a tripod. You’re brave but that would be horribly frustrating and just not pretty

Post # 5
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldnt dare try it….. I understand not wanting to pay for it, but at the very least do you have a friend who has a DSLR and a good eye for photography,  You won’t be able to enjoy yourself if you are worried about hitting a shutter release.  Perhaps you can reach out to the local universities where you live and find a graphics art student who may be able to do it for a reasonable price.

Post # 6
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I do wedding photography and I would not attempt this on my own. Since you guys are eloping and you are so budget conscious, I would recommend getting married on a week day and contacting local photogs who might be willing to do a 1-2 hours session with you rather than something more like a “wedding package.” If your wedding is on a week day they will be more likely to do this because they are less likely to have other stuff booked, and booking someone for just 1-2 hours shouldn’t be that terribly expensive. 

Post # 7
3845 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Please hire a professional photographer for a wedding/portrait shoot – you can ask about hourly rates.  I worry you might end up with photobooth-looking shots as the only mementos of your precious day.

Post # 8
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not a professional photographer and my FI & I did this for our engagement pictures. They turned out awesome bu I wouldn’t recommend it for your wedding day. We had to move arond a lot and take so many pictures before we got the right light/angle/background etc.

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