Post # 1
Okay ladies, so my Maid/Matron of Honor is heading up my bachelorette party and bridal shower. She just asked if she could bring a friend (that I don’t know) to both events to be in charge of taking pictures. This friend is not a professional photographer…it’s just a friend of hers who said she would do it. She said that she wants someone there whose only purpose is to capture all of those special moments. Super sweet! That’s why I love her and she is my Maid/Matron of Honor. Problem is I’m not sure how comfortable I am with someone who I don’t know being a part of these special events. Should I just let go and go with the flow or should I say that there will be enough people there with cameras. I know this isn’t a big deal, but for some reason I just feel a little uncomfortable about it.
Post # 3
I think it’s a great idea, and very thoughtful of your MOH! As long as you trust your MOH’s opinion and judgement of people (that this friend will be there to take pics, not try to participate in other ways or ruin anything), I say go for it.
Post # 4
She can come do photos at my parties. I would love to have a photo taker professional or not.
Post # 5
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I think it’s a wonderful idea if that person is fun and kind of “blends into the scene” with you and your friends while she takes pictures. I say this because the photographer who captured my civil ceremony was kind of…awkward. She wasn’t a professional either and kept asking me “do you want me to take a photo of this?” Or she would stand around and I’d have to ask her to take a picture. It was a little weird. I did get photos that I loved from the day though, so I think it was worth it.
If I were you, I’d probably ask your Maid/Matron of Honor if you guys could all hang out together sometime so you could get a feel for how comfortable you are around her.
Post # 6
Sounds like a great idea. Maybe you could meet this friends first and get a general feel for her then make your decision.
Are you having a really small and intimate shower where she might stand out? Then I would be nervous about it. But, otherwise you’ll probably forget she’s there.
Post # 7
I think I would feel weird about it. Just with my mom and sisters camera there were over 200 pictures of my shower. My 2 cents
Post # 8
I think its nice! I have a very nice camera, an SLR, and I am always the one taking pics at events. As a result, I am always left out of the pictures. I think it would be nice to have someone there to take group shots so nobody gets left out.
Post # 9
only invite her if she is at least good at taking photographs. if her photos loook the same as everyone else, then why have her there 🙂
Post # 10
I think having someone there who doesn’t need to participate outside of taking pics is an awesome idea! It lets your friends who are there to support you do just that, without having to continually try to remember to take a shot of what’s going on. Keep everyone you know and love immersed in what’s going on, and let the girl take pics 🙂 If she is a good friend of the Maid/Matron of Honor, I’m sure you’ll like her anyway, your Maid/Matron of Honor loves you, so she has good taste in people. . . trust it. 🙂
Post # 11
I think it’s a great idea! One of my sister’s friends did that for me. I had met her a few time, so she wasn’t a stranger, but it was great to have someone there to just focus on taking photos. That way most of my girls all left their cameras at have and could focus on having fun!
Post # 12
be grateful and invite her. Even if she’s not wonderful I’m sure it will be fine.