(Closed) How many locations for engagement session?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Talk to you photographer!  We did two locations, which were about a 20 minute walk apart — and got some great shots during the walk.  Are you open to the idea of a post-wedding shoot at one of the locations (the arborteum, maybe?) or bridals BEFORE the wedding?  Also, with each location, consider an outfit change!  Maybe casual (jeans, etc.) and then a bit dressier (cute skirt/dress)?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it would come down to a time/travel thing. If your session is only 1-1.5 hours and you need to travel significantly between the locations, then I would keep it to two…depending on where you are, parking could also get reallyyy annoying!

For my epics we did two major locations — one in a downtown, artsy area and we walked around the storefronts and alleys and got a really nice variety of backdrops. Then we had an outfit change and took a 5ish minute car ride to the beach…parking was more difficult here but we managed to find some in a reasonable time and had a nice, relaxed sunset session! I would have loved a 3rd nature-y location but I think we got great pics with the two. Plus we’re getting married in a garden so we’ll get those naturey pics eventually ;).

Post # 5
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Newbee

Most photographers will work with you but you may have to pay more if it is going to involve the shoot running over the allotted shooting time.

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