(Closed) FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE e-pics… and i need ideas… HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HappyBee33: Can you share some of your examples or what route you’re thinking? I’m not sure how ‘better/worse’ you want to go, haha. Like, fun rollerblading photo and then broken arm, bandaged head photo, Lucy and Charlie football kick photo, if you’ve got favorite sports teams, something like one celebrating and another pouting (happens often for Packers/Vikings couples, lol!). Were you thinking things of nature?

You could even go through the whole traditional/general vows in story form.

To have and to hold -a big hug

From this day forward -one holding your wedding date, one with an arrow

Better or worse – thumbs up and thumbs down

Richer/poorer – fancy clothes and then turned out pockets

sickness/health -like the rollerblading example, nothing too sad/morbid

as long as we both shall live – silhouette photo looking at the sunset


Post # 8
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

As a photographer, I think this is a good idea, but I also think two things:

1. You have to have the right photographer to pull off stylized shoots and you have to be prepared to spend a lot of money on them to do them right and
2. You have too much going on here already with your example boards.

Your example boards kind of look like the theme is “those typical marriage conflicts.” I think this could be a cute shoot, but perhaps would be done best after you are married..might be a neat trash the dress or first anniversary concept. Anything done in the home (such as the remote control shot, etc) takes a certain kind of house and a certain kind of lighting/look to pull off.

When I first started as a photographer, I had someone wanting to do a cute shoot like this, and it was an epic fail because I didn’t prepare it properly. When I got more experienced, I did a themed shoot and it cost hundreds to do it right, and I did all the legwork on location scouting, etc.

I think you really want to sit down and think about the plan concretely. For better or for worse is sort of hard to conceptualize without doing “in sickness and in health” and I’m not sure you want to go there. It kind of seems mean spirited or weird to have someone dressing up/acting sick if they are not for photos, plus it makes light of serious illnesses couples could one day face down the road.

So what could “for worse” really illustrate? The zombie apocalypse thing has already been done. 🙂

If you were my couple, I’d recommend *possibly* a modern shoot coupled with scenarios in which things go wrong, such as an antique car and then you guys stopped by it, hood up, sleeves rolled up, suitcases on the ground, like it obviously broke down. Things like that?

Just my two cents’ worth!

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