Post # 1
Ok, so my wedding is 40 days away and part of our photography contract was a pre-wedding shoot. But due to us living 3 hours away from where we’re getting married, FI and myself working opposite hours(only getting one day in a fortnight together) , and also having to move this week I totally forgot about the pre-wedding shoot.
Ive talked to the photographer, and if I want the photos back to display at the wedding, I need to do the shoot sometime in the next week as the photographers assistant goes on holidays for 3 weeks. And shes the one that does the editing and the album.
So basically, I either have to do the shoot of a night time( after 7pm, which is starting to get dark and wouldn’t be any good for lighting) OR do a “rushed” shoot(the photographers words) before a wedding she’s doing on Saturday, also with the guarantee I wont get the photos before the wedding.
Im leaning more towards the night time shoot, however am worried how photos will turn out.. Does any one have any ideas of photos, or have done a night time shoot??
Post # 3
i think it wold be beautiful and romantic with a full moon and nice lighting. maybe near a lake or something.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If your photographer knows what they’re doing, you can get AMAZING night time shots. Ask to see samples.
Ethan Yang Photography
Post # 5
@Sunbeam-bride: I agree with @rebwana Chances are your photographer will get some amazing shots…if you’re hesitant though, ask about seeing other nightime shots to see if you like them enough to go with that. I think nighttime shots would be so cool bc its so different and you guys wouldn’t feel rushed.
Post # 6
Night shots can be awesome if the photographer knows what they are doing. Make sure they bring an umbrella flash kit!! Definitely see a portfolio with night shots. I’ve seen some horrible night time “good idea” engagement photos versus the night time photos my photographer has, and the difference is huge.
Post # 7
Definitely do the night time shoot if your photographer is comfortable taking pictures in that lighting (of lack of lighting that is). Night time pictures can look so dramatic and incredible – and I feel that displaying night-time pics at the wedding will add to the drama in an awesome way!
BTW: I love that you said “fortnight”. Maybe it’s a regional thing to where I’m from, but I’ve said it a few times and the person stared at me like I had 4 heads and didn’t know what I was talking about.
Post # 8
@Sunbeam-bride: Why not take pictures at night, but indoors. I’m sure there are some nice places that will allow it. Museums, theaters, etc?
Post # 9
@soon2bcali: LOL I occassionly get that here too. And phrases like “Monday week” as in Monday a week away.. That always stumps people 😛
Post # 10
@HonoraryNerd: I dont have any really impressive buildings like museums etc, and the only few close before dark. I was considering doing it along side the river, as they have flood lights lining the river.
Post # 11
@Sunbeam-bride: If your photographer is proficient in lighting, primarily off camera lighting, it shouldn’t be a problem. That being said, you’ll definitely be a bit more limited because it takes time to set those shots up so you’ll probably have less variety and less “action”. I would ask to see some of their night shots before you commit to that. I just had to do a night engagement session the other night. It wasn’t planned, but my clients were flying in and bad weather delayed and cancelled flights. By the time they got in, they had to do their tasting with the venue so we didn’t start shooting until 9pm. It’s possible to get great shots if you’re comfortable and capable of off camera lighting. You’re welcome to PM me and I can show you some examples.
Post # 13
@rebwana: +1 I agree completely! Night photography is my favorite to do, but it requires patience and someone who has practiced a lot.