Post # 1
I just recently chose a photographer a few months ago for my wedding next year. I’ve heard some horror stories from brides on how their photographers didn’t take certain pictures. They were missing group family pictures, pictures of guests and families and other stuff that a bride would ASSUME a photographer would know to take. Some family pictures were taken with sunglasses on and the photographer never bothered to tell them to take the glasses off. You can’t frame a family pic with sunglasses on!!
Now, I want to prevent all this little stuff from happening and I would like to make a list of things that I want and do not want my photographer to do.
Can anyone help make suggestions so I can make this wonderful list and hopefully be able to pass on to future brides?
Post # 3
You really don’t want to do that if you can avoid it, maybe give a few examples, but the epic-list is the photographer’s worst nightmare. You often end up preventing them from being able to use their talent and just do their job. If they’re good, they won’t need that much guidance. If they’re not…don’t hire them.
Post # 4
What worries me is that you just don’t know what your photographer may leave out until you get the pictures back.
Post # 5
Any decent photographer would know to make people take the sunglasses off. It can’t hurt to talk to a photographer about group shots you want, specific details you realllly want captured. But telling them to “get a shot of the first kiss” or “bride and groom cutting the cake” is pretty unneccesary.
Post # 6
Our photographer sent us a questionairre asking lots of diff types of questions… to where our first look will be, if we’re having a receiving line, what part of the wedding each of us is most excited about… I think something like that from your photog would cover it. They may provide something like that, just ask.