Torn, don't know what to do!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What would you do?
    Ask brother to take pictures : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Advertise for amateur photographer : (7 votes)
    58 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It really depends on what you want. For that price I would only expect to have a student photographer for 1 or 2 hours. Honestly, you could fit in almost everything essential in that time – your ceremony and a few portraits with you, FI, your bridal party and family. 

    Post # 4
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Can you ask your brother to just take a few formal shots of your family after your ceremony, then let him hang out?  DH’s cousin is a photographer, and we didn’t ask him to shoot our wedding, but most of the shots he took with his simple little point-and-shoot digital camera we ended up liking better than our photographer’s shots!  Turns out when he gets drunk, he takes thousands of photos, then wakes up the next day, edits them, and sends them around.  If you could trouble your brother for just a few nice formal shots of your and your families, then he can just go hang out and enjoy the day and if he wants to take pictures, great, I think that’s a nice compromise that still lets him enjoy the day while getting you a few nice shots.

    Post # 6
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @TheLawrenceBride:  That sounds like a good compromise. I didn’t have a photographer at the ceremony to save money and I don’t regret it. I love all of my guests but I didn’t need to pay hundreds of dollars to see them drinking and dancing. I don’t think those are the pictures you really save anyhow.  

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