(Closed) Do you think this will offend the photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No, I don’t think it’s rude to provide a kind of visual reference for what you want.

Just be careful that you

a) Don’t bombard the man with images of “first look” stuff from other photogs–1-3 images is fine. And by the way, consider tear-out sheets from like magazines as well.

b) Don’t completely disregard his sense of style. Yes, pros can and should accomodate SOME of your aesthetic (a documentary photographer should be open to shooting some posed shots), but if you notice that his style involves a lot of unusual framing and asymmetrical composition and stuff, then don’t expect him to be more traditional.

But so long as you are respectful of his artistic eye (presumably you are–that’s why you hired him!) and don’t go TOO nutty princess-y with “this is my vision” then it’s totally fine and probably helpful to tell him what you want.

Post # 4
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@fresitachulita:  My photographer and I are Fb friends and I’m constantly finding styles/setup of pictures I love, and sending them to her saying, can we try something like this.

Post # 5
38 posts

That seems totally fine to me. You are not hiring him to be friends – you are hiring him to take pictures you like for a fee 🙂 Dont worry about it , I am sure he gets it all the time.

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