(Closed) Photographer dilemma…someones feelings are going to get hurt :/

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just tell her that you found someone very reasonably priced and you’d rather have her enjoy the wedding as a guest.  She might even be relieved that the responsibility doesn’t lay solely on her now. 

Post # 4
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe ask if she would do your engagement photos instead? A last resort: make her a bridesmaid, lol!

Post # 5
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love taking photos.  I’d just tell your SIL that you found someone, but that you’d love to see her shots from the wedding as well.  With any luck, she’ll take some great ones and you’ll have double the options.

Post # 6
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would go with the professional photographer. Wedding photos aren’t something you want to skimp on; they’ll be the only reminder of your wedding once the day is over (besides the marriage of course!).

However, maybe ask your Future Sister-In-Law to take photos that the photographer may miss? For example, if you’re having a cocktail hour and taking pics with the wedding party at that time, ask her to get pictures of the cocktail hour, since you won’t get to see that. Or maybe send her to the groom and groomsmen before the wedding to get some shots of them getting ready, while the professional photographer stays with you. 

Post # 8
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with having her act as a “second shooter”. Just make sure to run it by your pro-photographer. Sometimes they state in the contract that no one else can act as a “professional”.

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