(Closed) Photography Registry?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you use a registry to help pay for your wedding photography?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    15 %
    No : (16 votes)
    80 %
    Other, explain below : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i wouldn’t utilize a photography registry. if i wanted to give someone an album, i would probably just give them a card and write that i’ll pay for the album or something.

    personally, i hate music on websites!

    also, if a photographer’s website takes too long to load, i’ll just go to another one. that’s my biggest pet peeve!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    This is not something I would use.  I would feel really weird distributing that information to my friends and family.  And I would think it was strange if someone provided it to me as a guest.  I would wonder why they selected a photographer that it seems like they can’t afford without help. I think instead you should just have the option for people to purchase gift cards.  I’m sure that after the wedding the bride and groom will distribute the link to their proof site so their guests can view the pictures.  If someone decides they would like to help the bride and groom pay for prints or an album, then a gift certificate would allow them to do this.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Thanks for putting your pricing on the website!  My biggest pet peeve! (and I don’t like “money registries, so I wouldn’t use a photog registry personally, but I know lots of people do honeymoon registries and I don’t see how a photography registry would be any different).

    Post # 6
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t like it. It’s basically the same thing as a honeymoon registry. BUT some people don’t mind.

    Thanks for listing your prices! I skipped photographers who didn’t offer at least a starting price.

    I hate all FLASH websites. I’m online mostly at work and we don’t have FLASH. So if I can’t get in, I skip it. I’m not bookmarking it for later.

    I hate music. I listen to my own music on my laptop or Pandora at work. There is nothing worse than some cheesy song blaring through the speakers while the website loads.

    I hate websites with no diversity. It gets kind of boring seeing only white couples that kind of have the same wedding theme going on. I don’t need to see a photo of the bride with her back arched and holding out her bouquet behind her 10 times. ^_^ I picked my photographers because it put my mind at ease that they worked with many couples. Indian weddings, african american weddings, white weddings, offbeat weddings, traditional weddings, ect. If your portfolio is all vanilla, then perhaps you should portfolio build.

    Oh, and I hate poorly designed websites. Mr. Tattoo is a graphic designer/web developer and I can’t stand to see websites that look like they were built in Geocities drag and drop and photo galleries all over the place.

    Post # 7
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    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t personally probably use a registry, but I’m sure there’s some people that would.

    I don’t really love music on websites, but that’s just me.

    And HUGE kudos for a price list, I LOVE when photographers include them!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would skip the music, I find it distracting.  I also wouldn’t list your full package offerings and pricing, basic ranges.  Why give your competition a heads up.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @USER876: I agree and disagree. I think photographers should post some kind of pricing on their websites. It could just be a basic “Packages start at $1500. Please call for a complete listing.” I can’t tell you how many times I fell in love with a photographer only to find out that they started out way too high for me. If it were listed on their page, then I wouldn’t even have wasted the time calling them.
    You hear from a lot of brides (the people you are trying to please) that they hate when prices are not listed and you also hear from brides who skip photographers all together for not listing prices.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Miss Tattoo

    I agree and meant to say just basic ranges above but my fingers didn’t type the “just”

    Post # 11
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @USER876: ^_^ Okay. But it is nice that the photographers on this site seem to be interested in what the brides have to say since we are the ones going to the websites.

    Post # 12
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t think I’d use a photo registry BUT gift cards would be cool. I noticed my photographer offers them and think it would be neat for someone who wanted to help buy an album. 

    I agree with everyone else on the music…it’s kind of distracting. 

    Post # 13
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @kate169:gift cards do seem like a great idea! Like guests could purchase them fo you that you can use towards your prints or final balance.

    Post # 15
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I myself would not register for photography but it’s your wedding and if that is something that is very important to you both then sure, go ahead!

    Post # 16
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I do not think it is a good idea to have any sort of registry that makes it seem like guests have to “help” with wedding costs.

    I want photographers to have MORE pictures on their sites- I hate it when they have a slideshow of 20 shots.  I would want to see a lot of good shots/ more accurate coverage of a real wedding- AND prices.

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