(Closed) DIY photography

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It was just the two of us (elopement), but we took our own! The Pastor and a few others (on the beach) offered to help and took some of us together. They turned out fine…not professional, but nice enough. We have been together for yyyears, however! I don’t think it is ideal for the majority, but it worked for us. Although, having your personal friends capture certain shots will certainly help…and make it more special.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Me too! I’m excited to have my friend there to document our day and so is she! Would love to see other diy pics also.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have no idea what type of camera it is but my friend had a quite decent one and has now bought another that is closer to wedding quality after advice from a photographer friend. She got her camera for a good price on eBay and is now searching for lenses. We also looked into hiring equipment for the weekend and it would have cost under $100 au, so that’s also an option, but you would need to know how to use it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sure, I will add a few in a little while. Please don’t have high expectations, lol. They work for us, but are not for the majority! They were taken with my iPhone…my Nikon D70s is screwed up, unfortunately. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My brother’s wedding photographer cancelled the day before the wedding. (WUT!) To my SIL’s credit, she kept it together as well as can be. She managed to find someone to come and take photos of the ceremony and family, and I took photos throughout the day. For Christmas, my Boyfriend or Best Friend made a photo album of purple heart wood and we gave them prints. While I am not a professional photographer, because I was part of the fun I was able to catch a lot of wonderful moments. I have tons of pics of her getting ready, our families, the reception, and all the dancing and fun. 

I think if you have someone whose eye you trust, I think it can work out really well. There is something very intimate about DIY photos. I added the filter and did a little retouching. The first photo is the guys catching the garter. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AudieToo:  Wow, you did a great job!! Really captured the moments there. I’m sure they were thrilled with what they ended up with from you.

I am also having two friends do the shooting – they are semi professional, so will have some pretty good cameras, and I’m confident that we will get plenty of great shots! 

I think it’s a great way to go if you are not someone who is overly worried about not having the perfect photos.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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