(Closed) Unsure about using a “regular” photographer vs. a “wedding” photographer” HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think if you sit down with him and have an extended conversations/meetings, as well as give him lots of lists of shots not to miss….it could be worth it!

But I’d definitely have a second shooter with experience, because you don’t want to be left without key shots after the wedding! 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are going with a Non-wedding photographer. We don’t personally like all of the typical wedding shots, and our guy will do most candid (non-posed) shots. We will still do a few posed. This is what we want as we both feel uncomfortable posing in front of a camera. So, it is totally up to you and what kind of photos you want. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

The wedding photogs will just have a lot more expereince with capturing key events. Im with Latte, maybe a second shooter with wedding experience just in case!  And make sure you sit down with him and tlak about the step by step of the ceremony and the reception and the moments who want to make sure are captured. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think your guy will be perfect! I deliberately found a photographer with journalistic experience because I know she will be on her toes to capture the spontaneous moments that hold real emotion. Actually, modern wedding portraiture has borrowed a lot from editorial photography. That’s why there are so many more interesting photos now, rather than just the posed shots!

One thing that is a good idea with any photographer to make sure he/she gets all the shots you really want is to make a photo list. Include portraits that you want (i.e. Mom and Dad w/ bride and groom or Grandma with bride, etc.) as well as events – walking down the aisle, cutting the cake, etc. 

Have fun and don’t worry!

P.S. I’m a photographer, myself, so I might be a little biased. 🙂

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