(Closed) Photography – Ceremony Close-Ups?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you receive close ups of your ceremony?
    YES, it was a must and I love them : (22 votes)
    81 %
    YES, but the photographer was a distraction during the ceremony : (0 votes)
    NO, and I'm disappointed : (1 votes)
    4 %
    NO, and I didn't want him distracting our guests : (4 votes)
    15 %
    Other, explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee

    To give you an idea of how close our photographer was:


    And I LOVE the shots. AND AND AND! I never even noticed her. Literally. Had NO idea where she was and found out after the fact that she was all up in our business. 🙂 In a good way. There is so much going on that I could only notice what was right in front of me. I would have truly regretted not allowing our photographer up close and personal. Personally, and this is just me, I feel a good photographer will still be able to get those close-up shots without becoming a distraction or annoyance. So I don’t buy into the whole “I just wanted to stay out of the way cause I feel it’s best” thing. 

    Great pics, btw! 🙂

    Edit: And for me, having those pics allows me to relive it. If the photographer happened to block the view from a cousin for a second I really don’t care. Because the memory won’t be as nearly as important to a cousin or friend as it is to me and my husband.

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Don’t they have lenses for that?  The photographer himself doesn’t have to be in your face.  

    Post # 5
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I agree with you OP. I love our photographers and they seriously took some amazing photos, but there are NO close-ups of our ceremony… Super disappointing. I appreciate that they wanted to stay out of the way and that it’s kind of a damned if they do, damned if they don’t thing, but our faces, our expressions, the ring exchange… Everything is from such a distance, it’s kinda sucks.

    Honestly, my cousin was in the front row and took some of the best ceremony photos!! Hahahaha… Kinda sad, but it is what it is. I still love the photos that our photog took.

    Post # 7
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We ended up with a lot of ceremony closeups and I think they are some of the best pictures of the day. The photographers were definitely all around us and moving from front to back, side to side — they even got pictures of my dad’s face in the front row in between us! Nobody complained at all about it later. That sucks that your photog missed these types of shots Frown

    Post # 8
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ours was up close and I’m glad because I love the expressions he captured on DH’s face. I didn’t even notice him.

    Post # 9
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Hmm…I think ours was midway?

    I’m happy with the photos. They weren’t distracting.

    Post # 14
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I can relate.  I love my pictures but there are a couple of details I wish he would have been obnoxious about getting.  Namely, closer pics of our guests during our ring-warming. Still, I love my pictures and it is a minor detail.

    Post # 15
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re not married yet, but our photographer covered this, and yes, they should have had zoom lenses to get close ups but still stay back. She drew me a diagram of the farthest they come up in the venue, but assured me that their lenses will get some nice close photos.

    Post # 16
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Wow. I never once considered the event that the photographer would get in the way because

    1) I wanted her to do her job

    2) I assumed that with all of her experience, she knew her limits and would keep as close or stay as far as she felt comfortable with

    That said, we got plenty of close-ups during our ceremony and I’m thrilled with them. I couldn’t imagine not having close-ups of such an intimate moment, and not ONCE during the ceremony was I conscious of the photographer’s presence.

    I suppose this is definitely a matter that brides should clarify with their photographer(s) prior to the wedding day. Luckily I don’t think I’ve come across too many threads with this kind of issue, but it’s unfortunate that you feel deprived of quality ceremony photos. =

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