(Closed) Did you photographer?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Gavinsmamma:  That seems pretty normal.  I think they generally just want to get an idea of your style, and what kind of shots you really like.  They’ll try their best to get you what you like!

Post # 4
Member
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

mine didnt ask.. but i got a feel for their style from their website and portfolio.. I knew they had a very modern edge, photojournalistic feel to them.. and they capture emotions which i liked

Post # 5
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5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I think it seems pretty normal to me. I’m actually planning on taking a few with me to our initial consultation so that I’ll be ready in case they ask. I think they’re just trying to get a feel for your expectations and what you’d really love.

Post # 6
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t worry so much on a number, browse around and if you see any posses or ideas that you really like show them to your photographer.  More ideas is better than to few, they may not be able to do everything you like, so options are good.  If you have a lot of pics I would make a ‘top 5’ list or something, to show these are you favorites, but you like the rest as well.  

Post # 7
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine didn’t ask but I still sent them anyway because I wanted to avoid cheesy photos. For our wedding day we have a different photographer but I sent her a link to my pinterest “wedding photo inspiration” board. She already takes the style of photographs I love but I still wanted to make sure we were on the same page. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My photographer asked, and I’ve sent her tons of pictures for ideas and what not… It just helps them visually get an idea of what you like.  It’s easier to see what you like rather than trying to explain it. 🙂

Post # 9
Bee
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

Mine didn’t ask but I offered if she thought it’d help — she’s a friend of mine who has yet to shoot a wedding, so I thought it might help her get an idea of what we’d like. She was thankful that I offered!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think there’s any magic number of how many to send, just send any/all ideas that you like. It will help give them direction, like if you’re into more artsy shots they’ll pick that up from the shots you send. My photographer was so excited when I showed them shots we had already saved for ideas because most were really outside of the box and he’d been waiting for a couple that was open to ideas like that. I think most photographers stick to the basics unless the couple specifically tells them otherwise. For instance we were adament about NOT doing any of the usual bridesmaid and groomsmen shots and I forbade him to even suggest the groomsmen holding me up across their arms! LOL! Have fun with this homework assignment!!!

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