(Closed) *** Photographer – Need YOU to provide Advice ****

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There’s no way a photographer is going to anticipate every single shot that’s important to you, so a list of photos you really want can be helpful for them.

What I’m doing is just making a pretty brief list of some of the shots that I care about that our photog might not think of/remember on his own: things like pics of my shoes, close-ups of our ceremony and reception details, a few shots of me with my mom and grandmother. I’m also envisioning a shot of our rings on a pumpkin stem because pumpkins will be a huge part of my decor, so I put that on the list – there’s no way our photog would think of that one on his own.

Stick to the photos that are really important to you and don’t make a list that’s a mile long. Most professional photographers will have a good idea of what photos to take, they just need a little guidance sometimes.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@JaymeKae: As a photographer, we have our own ideas of what photos should or should not be taken. I think there can be a pretty big difference between our artistic vision and what the client is looking for. I usually let my client know that I will take the typical shot and many others but if there is something specifically they want to make sure I capture, please make a list and I will keep it with me. I have created a short checklist of standard shots I never miss and ask them to fill in what are added MUST haves. This has helped me make sure that I don’t miss anything on their very important day, and also makes the bride feel more at ease during the wedding knowing I know what they want.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I worked as a photographer for three years and the reviewer sounds like someone who looks at wedding blogs and goes to wedding websites. 95 percent of my clients were “just do what you think is best” type people. I had one or two brides who had spent a little too much on style me pretty and had specific shots for EVERYTHING in their heads. It can be dissapointing when you have a certain vision you don’t share with your photographer and your photographer provides you with their vision, you know?

 Basically, if you have specific expectations or want very specific photos- tell your photographer. If you want their creativity to shine through send them a family portrait list and maybe a few things that are really important to you. I remember telling my photographer I spent a lot of time on small details and would like photos of those- she was great about capturing them. Some of the pictures weren’t my vision- but they were great.

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