(Closed) Photographer update! Help me find ideas for good types of shots.

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Pintrest is a good place for samples

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you feel you must show him pictures, find a few you like and show them as inspiration. But I wouldn’t ask him to re-create exact shots for you. It’s also helpful to look for photos that were taken at a similar location and a similar style of wedding. The photos need to match your style and personality, so we can’t really tell you what photos to get.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Klein2bReidy:  I have a bunch of wedding-related Pinterest boards (under a fake name so my friends don’t see my whole wedding before it happen!) – here’s the photography one with a bunch of pix I like.  

http://pinterest.com/weddinglt/wedding-photography/

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would talk to your photographer about this. It really should be his job to give you creative poses rather than your job to suggest them. I would just bring up this concern and ask for a little more direction on posing or flattering angles when you’re working with him. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I picked my wedding photographer it was because I loved the style of the photos in their portfolio. They were modern and artistic but classic rather than trendy. I wanted to be able to trust that they would capture my wedding in that style. When we did our bride/groom photos we just walked around our venue and pointed out areas we liked. Then she would just show us what pose to do or give us directions. We loved our photos and they matched our style perfectly. I didn’t have any inspiration photos, but I had a general style in mind. Also I told my photographer what was important for me, like making sure our venue was displayed in our photos (we loved the architecture).

As a wedding photographer now, I really hope clients hire me for the same reason.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

If you need to show the photographer you’re hiring photos from another photographer because you’re worried that your vision isn’t going to come to fruition by hiring them something is wrong with this picture.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

When we got married I had certain shots I knew I wanted and my photographer had no problem with taking them. No photographer is going to know every shot ever taken that you may like. Even photographers on the boards say tell your photographer what you want if you definitely want the shot.

If there are specific shots you want, tell them. I printed 6 poses to a page and made sure we didn’t miss anything.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2006

Love this one!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@cerenatee:  I can’t speak for all photographers, but if I ask a client for their input on what they want photographed it’s because I can’t always know if there are special items that hold personal significance, a certain DIY element that they worked really hard on, or a particular guest that they really want a photo with etc.  What I’m specifically not looking for are pages of work from other photographers of poses.  We’re not looking to mimic the work of others, but provide something unique and different.  I don’t understand why everyone wants to copy everyone else.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re hiring the photographer for his vision and expertise. He should already know how to pose you in a flattering way! I think what would be really helpful is pointing out some of their own shots that you particularly love and tell them why they appeal to you so much. Bringing in outside pics risks asking a photographer to do something that isn’t their style or expertise…which goes against why you hired them to begin with!

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