Post # 1
Yesterday I was hanging out with a friend of mine who enjoys photography. She majored in it in college. She’s done photography for a handful of weddings as a friendor. I think she would be in favor of building her business, though it’s not her main concern right now because she’s got another job she loves. She is a talented photographer, though. The real reason she was over at my place is that she’s photo-documenting my ceramic collection for insurance purposes.
Anyway, she’s a lady in waiting right now, and we got on the subject of TTD sessions. I showed her some of those awesome paint-splashing ones I’ve seen (another bee posted one a week or two ago!) and mentioned that I would have loved to do something like that, but Darling Husband and I just couldn’t afford it. She immediately broke in and said, “Let’s do it!”
We didn’t talk about it at length, and I don’t know how much (if anything) she would charge me. She just thinks that something like this would be a great way to build her portfolio.
Of course, I wouldn’t expect much. I’m sure she would get some great photos, but because it’s not the wedding day, it won’t be the end of the world if she doesn’t or if she misses a particular moment. I would need to negotiate with her if Darling Husband and I would get any of the images or not.
Now I’m trying to decide if it’s something I should pursue or not. We currently have a few roadblocks:
-I’ll need to get a dress. I sold mine already (and wouldn’t have done any sort of TTD that completely destroyed it anyway). I would probably get something for cheap at a thrift store.
-If we were to do the paint thing, we would need to get a suit for Darling Husband, too.
-And we’re trying to save up for a house, so every penny we save helps.
-…We’ve been married for almost nine months already. The more I think about it, the more I feel a little bit silly about it. I was a bride and already had my day. We would probably do this as a first anniversary thing, but still. Kind of weird.
-I would need to talk Darling Husband into it. I think he’ll also think it’s weird, but I dunno. I haven’t brought it up with him yet.
Would this be an opportunity you ladies would jump at? Why or why not? Thoughts?
Post # 3
There are a lot of ivory lace dresses in style right now for under 100 bucks. You could do kind of an informal wedding look to save the money? I would skip it if you’re going to have to spend a fortune on the clothes, but if its free photos and inexpensive looks I would go for it. DH would hate the idea though lol.
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Post # 4
I had a friend of mine do my TTD pictures and they turned out wonderful! (I used one for my avatar!) She was just getting into photography as well and I was really really happy to help a friend out plus get some awesome pics. I seriously am in love with my TTD pictures and some of them even rival my actual wedding pictures 🙂
Post # 5
How would you ladies feel about it being so incredibly long after the wedding?
Post # 6
I think it would be cute to do for an anniversary
Post # 7
@GreenEyedMoon: The only problem I would have with doing it 9 mths after the wedding, is that I gained all my weight back already :S
Seriously though, I have a SIL who is trying to break in to wedding photography, and I offered to do this for her (we eloped, so I couldn’t have had her take the wedding pics) pull out the dress, get all fancied up again… who would’t want to? No paint for me though, I’m not crazy about those TTDs, but outside, maybe playing in some leaf piles? Awesome.
Anywho, I vote for getting in touch and seeing if she’s really interested, then get the ball rolling with finding a cheap dress. DH doesn’t need to be in the pics, he also doesn’t need a suit really, just some dress pants and a shirt with out without a tie would be fine. It’s supposed to replicate the day after the wedding anyway right?
Post # 8
@MissNoodles: lol. It better not be replicating the day after the wedding! If we had had any photos taken the day after, I would have looked like this in all of them:
Post # 9
For you ladies who voted no, why don’t you think you would do it?
Post # 10
I voted no, because if you are talking about a money investment and things are tight for you I wouldn’t spend money on someone who’s just starting out. Go for a professional service and do it right.