Post # 47
Selective color, overuse of shallow depth of field, fisheye, strange angles, Vintage tones, Bokeh..
There is a big mess of silly trends that strangely people ask for. If you tell the photographer not to I’m sure he or she will not. But it’s better to just hire someone who does not do that in the first place.
In my book a formal studio and the big 60 shots needed for a wedding (I’ve seen up to the big 200!) are all that’s needed. It’s nice to get creative but some people do go too far.
Post # 48
Which is why I am going with my friend who is a fine art photographer…he ia awesome…I agree with the amount of photos…200 is quite a lot to look at! I LOVE FISHEYE, I LOVE MY LENS, but not for weddings!
Post # 49
I think this is why people suggest giving your photog “must take” shots and “do not take” shots. This way your photog understands your style and knows what not to push.
Post # 50
I was in a wedding recently with the jumping shot, the guys throwing the bride in the air shot, poses of the bride with her veil over her flowers while she lays on the bed and a “Marilyn monroe pose” I was horrified, but of course kept my mouth shut, what’s done is done in terms of my friend hiring her photographer. The day of the wedding was a bit overwhelming for my friend and I don’t think she was 100% on board with these photos, but she just didn’t have it in her to speak up about it. I finally had to speak up to make some things happen that I knew she wanted (like outdoor shots with the bridesmaids and groomsmen) I’m afraid she’s going to be disappointed with what she gets, but I’m going to cross my fingers and just hope that she loves them and they are what she wanted.
I think best bet is always to be very thorough when researching and speaking with your photographer. When I chose my photographer, I read a lot of reviews about him, I looked over his blog, I looked through his gallery and I met with him. My husband and I were able to talk about what type of lighting we wanted in the photos and ask him about his style. He politely and thankfully told us how he envisions shots and it was apparent from his work that he was about capturing moments not poses. That is what I preferred, but everyone is different and there is no one right way to capture a wedding. All I can say is research, research, research… know how your photographer shoots before meeting with them, think about how you want your photos to look and trust your gut.
Post # 51
I’m not personally a fan of the cheezy shots, but my husband kind of is. lol i told him that since we had 2 photogs, he couldf get as many cheezy pics with his boys as he wanted. they didnt do any jumping or anything but there is a really cool photo of him playing pool that he loves. It is a good picture, it just has nothing to do with our wedding lol
Post # 52
I don’t think that is cheezy…I kind of like it…
Post # 53
LOL i just imagined my little 18 year old Maid/Matron of Honor cousin and other bridesmaids trying to hold up my 6’5″ 300 lb groom. XD
Post # 54
Hahaha I would just like to add in that I hate the jumping shots. My photographer definitely didn’t seem like it would be something that he would have us do, so when we were getting the wedding party shots and he told us to all jump me and my Maid/Matron of Honor looked at each other and were like, “Seriously?” We did it, but I wasn’t a fan.