Post # 1
i know there are posts like this going around so if you can direct me to one that would be great, otherwise, i would love to know what you wish your photographer had taken photos of or paid attention to on your wedding day?
i am trying to think of things i need to make my photographer aware of.. eg diy aspects, my whole family together (my brothers wedding was missing this and it really annoyed me!!) and lots of cute bride and groomy shots of course.
Post # 3
I wish I had more of my mum and me, one with my family and she missed some of the details I worked so hard on, and it still upsets me… I can’t stress enough the importance of giving your photographer a list of must have photos even if you trust them!
Post # 4
I didn’t appreciate the whole first look thing until after the wedding as my thought was very traditional. But, when I had walked down the aisle my husband couldn’t look at me all in one go as he got emotional so now perhaps with hindsight it would’ve been a good idea to do a first look.
Post # 5
More shots with our extended families.
Post # 6
My dress before I changed. The photographer was scoping the location while I got dressed.
Post # 7
I need this also! Starting to compile my list for the photographer.
Post # 8
the tables/reception details set up before everyone was in the room
shots of us listening to the toasts (But in his defense, we sat in an awkward place that made this kind of impossible. It’s really our fault, not his.)
a really good shot of me laughing with my friends
formal shots of Darling Husband and me separately — we didn’t take any, and on that day it didn’t seem to matter, but looking back I wish I had a couple of really kickass shots of myself in my dress, alone. We’ve considered doing a one-year anniversary shoot for this reason.
Post # 9
@windmills: I would have thought a photographer would have gotten up to msee sure he got the shot!!
Post # 10
i got most of what i wanted except a full length pics of me and my BMs. we only got some siting down together on a bench. Also, if there something specific you need to tell your photog, don’t forget. for me, i didn’t tell her my e-ring was heart shaped, so in my ring pics, it is upside down and looks like a spade rather than a heart. also make a small list of any important details you want. likely your photog will get most of them, but unless you say which are MOST important, it’s possible they could be the one or two that get missed.
Post # 11
No excuse for any of these misses… I would like to offer just a bit of advice. Make sure you get 2 photographers, also it is not a bad idea to have a husband and wife team. They are used to working with each other constantly, know where the other will be, and dedicate their time respectively to different things.
We were talking to the wedding planner at a local resort, and she said that she mainly recommends married teams, because if you are not married, you do not fully grasp what the day is all about…
The female can do : getting ready(hair, makeup, dressing, etc); bride; bridesmaids; detail shots; cake pics; one view of the ceremony; married couple shots aka formals (main view); couple with parents, grand-parents, family, etc; some guest candids; and main view of reception events, speeches, toasts etc.
The male can do : groom and groomsmen getting ready (as well as posed shots); detail shots; cake pics; second view of the ceremony; guests watching the ceremony; married couple formals (alternate view), bridal party formals; family pics of guests; candid shots throughout the remainder of the wedding day/evening, and alternate view of main reception events.
Hope that helps.
Post # 12
Here are a few that I wish had gotten photographed:
– my shoes and my husband’s socks. They matched. I have pictures of my shoes, but wish we had gotten a pic of our feet together. I might still take a picture of them now…
– or place cards set up on the table. They were a big DIY project with my family. I never got to see them all set up in the venue.
That’s it though. Our photographer did a great job otherwise!
Post # 13
I’m bummed about not getting certain family pictures but that’s my fault, not his. Other than that, I really wish he would have gotten a good picture of our DIY photo booth. Darling Husband and my Father-In-Law built the whole thing and it was out of this world. I’m really sad that I don’t have any photographic proof of that. I’m also bummed that he didn’t get a shot of any of our favors opened. We gave our guests apple pies as their favor and he only took pictures of the outsides of the box. It would have been nice to have a picture of the actual pie. Oh well. Can’t change it now.
Post # 14
This is a pretty simple one, but turned out to be a big disappointment. We had a a lot of natural candid shots, and sort of posed shots, but there was no plain simple typical semi faced forward everyday shot or one good one of the entire front of my dress wihtout my bouquet in front of me.
Post # 15
@dynamic_duo: my ring is heart shaped too! i must remember this as i usually have it facing me, so it would look upside down too!
guys, these are a GREAT help.. honestly. i will take into consideration all of them, i am bummed for you all that you didnt get these shots on your big day… anniversary shoots sound great, and i am doing a day after the wedding shoot too so hopefully can get all the shots in.
i hope my photographer doesnt hate me after the wedding with my long list hahaha.
Post # 16
There are a few pics that I wish I had gotten:
- More pics of my husband getting ready
- More pics of the groom and groomsmen together
- More pics of the bridal party together
- Pics in front of the stairwell in the venue
- Pics in front of the water fountain in front of the venue
- Pics of the bridal party once they changed clothes