(Closed) must-take photos

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was just going to post a thread on this! I also am meeting with my photographer and would love to know what I need to ask and bring. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/ceremony/must-have-wedding-photos-00000000000226/index.html

This one is VERY comprehensive, it’s more like if your photogrpaher is an idiot and you can’t trust them to do thier job, but there is a list of formals in there.

We are doing the bare minimum, nothing separate and nothing with us and just one person or anything like that. Keeping it short and sweet for the formals.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

one thing i asked for that i didn’t see on any of the lists i looked at was doing a large group photo of all the guests, immediately after the ceremony.  it was really fun to have this huge group photo!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

simplifiedbride I love that idea to take a pic of all of the guests. I have never seen one of these before. So unique and what a great memory!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@simplifiedbride: Love the group photo!  Our DOC suggested it, and I actually used it in our thank you cards, and got tons of compliments!

I’d also think about specific combos – your college friends, your cousins, etc.  We made sure to do sibling pictures, but I don’t have any of the groups from different parts of my life, which I wish I had thought of.

Also, you won’t get them all.  We didn’t take any pictures with DH’s grandmother, and he was upset when he figured that out, but then he realized that she wouldn’t even care and no one knew but us.  So don’t freak out too much.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I got my list from Mrs. Cola…and then I got the idea for bringing a set of my invites so my photographer could take a picture from Mrs. Oyster.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Most photographers have their own list…then you add or subtract to that list.

i have a list,  and i will allow you to do that but only a few……i cant be working off your lists all day and not get the shots i have been paid to get…..

if there are special poses or special people that you want in shots,  add it to the list but dont expect me to work from your list all day….I know what i am doing and thats why you hired me….

You wouldnt tell the wedding cake maker what ingrediants to use,  or the florist how to do the bouquets….( i know you choose the flowers,  but you wouldnt tell her how she should MAKE them)

so why is it acceptable to tell the photographer how to do his/her job.   we KNOW  (give or take half a dozen)  what shots to take…..

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mcnetn3:

i wouldnt work off that list……i would spend more time reading it than shooting .  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

it was a freezing november wedding ,  so no-one woulld go outside to have pics taken,  so i took this  ”everyone at the wedding’   shot from a balcony inside the hotel

not the best,  but this was from my first wedding i ever shot,  and as its taken from above, you can see everyones faces.

( i dont know why this picture is fuzzy because the original isnt???)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My photog had a list of her own, and asked if there was anything I wanted to add.  I noted that I’d like detail shots of the numerous DIY projects that I did for the wedding and then I also copied/pasted about 20 pictures that had caught my eye over the last few months and sent her a word document of those for ideas of what I liked.  I didn’t expect to get the same photos but she was able to see what I was expecting and get some new ideas — it worked great.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh also, I remember reading somewhere that a “must take” photo is a vogue-like shot of just you because you’ll always cherish it (and generations to come).  My photog caught a couple of these and I love them… check it out:

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