Post # 1
Okay, so where I’m getting married they don’t make a big deal about the first look moment…nor do they hide the bride from the groom until she walks down the isle…but It was super important to me that they capture the first look they way we’ve all seen it done here…
Also, I’m not super familiar with my photographers work, I’ve seen lots of his pictures, and they are lovely but sort of simple…I did some reasearch and found some lovley photos taken in the same locations we will be posing for ours..with some unique and artistic styles…..obviously I wouldn’t ask him to duplicate these photos but would it be rude to:
First sned him examples of what a “first look” is exactly so he can prepare..and then send him a little zip file of some photography examples we love..
Post # 3
No, I don’t think it’s rude to provide a kind of visual reference for what you want.
Just be careful that you
a) Don’t bombard the man with images of “first look” stuff from other photogs–1-3 images is fine. And by the way, consider tear-out sheets from like magazines as well.
b) Don’t completely disregard his sense of style. Yes, pros can and should accomodate SOME of your aesthetic (a documentary photographer should be open to shooting some posed shots), but if you notice that his style involves a lot of unusual framing and asymmetrical composition and stuff, then don’t expect him to be more traditional.
But so long as you are respectful of his artistic eye (presumably you are–that’s why you hired him!) and don’t go TOO nutty princess-y with “this is my vision” then it’s totally fine and probably helpful to tell him what you want.
Post # 4
@fresitachulita: My photographer and I are Fb friends and I’m constantly finding styles/setup of pictures I love, and sending them to her saying, can we try something like this.
Post # 5
That seems totally fine to me. You are not hiring him to be friends – you are hiring him to take pictures you like for a fee 🙂 Dont worry about it , I am sure he gets it all the time.
Post # 6
@BothCoasts: haha! Thanks! Yes, I actually only plan on sending him 4 pictures of a first look moment. I’m hoping to meet my Fiance at the bottom of a staircase and as luck would have it that’s exactly how my friend did it at her wedding. The 4 pictures I have are of the groom waiting anxiously, of his bride descending the staircase, of them embracing and then of them posing while facing the camera.
I was planning on sending him a separate email with the other examples in a zip folder…there’s maybe 10-15 images. End of story…It ried to compress my vision as much as possible.
Yes, I will respect his.