Post # 1
I am about to send my deposit to my photographer, who has been great and I know would do a great job. However, I’m having second thoughts, basically because I don’t see myself wanting a professional photog based on the kind of wedding I’m planning to have.
It’s going to be small, family mostly and a few friends who have known us both over the years. Maybe 30 people. I know I want some photos and I get really carried away with all the photos I see online, but do I really need this? Would I regret it if I don’t have a professional photog?
It’s not about the money, although I don’t want to waste $$– I got a pretty good deal and have only asked for 4 hrs — but I don’t want to be whisked away from my guests for a fancy shoot (that I don’t want anyway) or have an extra person in the way during the wedding.
What do you think? Any small wedding brides have advice to share? Anyone else, what did you do with your wedding pics after the big day? Would you have missed them if you went purely on snapshots?
Post # 3
I think that in the end you are going to want a few pictures from your wedding. Your photog can just do candids that you don’t have to pose for and if you don’t want posed group shots that you have to stay behind for then you don’t have to get them. If it isn’t about the money I would just go for it because in the end you will like having them.
Post # 4
You’re right, I answered it myself.
Off goes the deposit… I think it will be good. I’m trying to make sure I have a really nice wedding and a great party for everyone who comes without getting carried away. I think this will be worth it.
Post # 5
Mary_Alice_Me — I am so glad you decided to go with the photographer!!!
I know that you’re doing the right thing… it’s better to spend on a photog and hardly look at those photos, than to skip it and wish (forever) that you had had someone.
Post # 6
I think you made the right decision! You can definitely let your photographer know that you don’t want to spend a lot of time on posed shots and portraits. You want to be having fun and mingling with guests during the wedding and you’d rather he find a way to capture the moments candidly and as uninstrusively as possible.
We had a small reception with 40 guests and I am so glad we have professional pictures of us with our favorite people. Even though our friends took a ton of pictures and shared them with us, the quality is definitely not the same!