Post # 1
My photographer is a friend who is doing our engagement shoot for free ( I have someone else for wedding) anyways she stated that she got sick and couldn’t do it this weekend. It made me think and my sister has taken a lot of photography courses… I’m worried that my firend will not pull through for me and I won’t have engagement shots. Asking the wedding photographer is out of question. So how important are they bees? with todays digital abilities would having my sister take our photos be a bad idea? We still have a year so my thinking was to see what she does and if we have to look into other options. We also already have our shots planned out so its mainly clicking the button and watching the lighting (outdoors)
Post # 3
I don’t think it can hurt to have your sister do them, but just don’t hold her up to professional standards; don’t want you to be disappointed if they don’t come out as a professional shoot may (I’m understanding she’s not a photographer, but has taken some courses). This way if your friend falls through you have a back-up plan. We’re hiring someone to do them (included in our wedding package) and asking a friend also who has an awesome camera and creative eye just to get 2 different styles to pick from, but we’re not using them for any STD’s or anything yet (possibly a photo guest book) they’ll be for our personal use around our home.
Post # 4
I think it is a great idea to hire a professional to do it.
For my engagement party, my brother took all the pictures.H e is a graphic designer/photographer/art person, and he basically half assed everything and when I asked him if he would photoshop all the pictures, his response was, “Photoshop? No! That takes too long!” I didn’t think so much about how I would want my pictures to turn out, so my expectations were low. I kind of wished we had better pictures! Oh well.
I expected more from his photos, but I realized that if they aren’t into it or don’t have time to do some post-production, you don’t get your best shots! If you’re okay with just point and shoot style pictures without editing, then that’s fine, but if you want photographs that are on par with the occasion, I would recommend hiring someone.
Post # 5
Well the wedding is a hired photographer but I don’t like pricing for Engagement pictures. We are not sending save the dates. these are pictures for our use and for our website. I think that my sister can handle what I want. Also I personally hate photoshop and like a natural picture. I am really hiring a camera and a person who knows how to use it on our wedding because I don’t want them touched up at all. I am not a magazine…
Post # 6
I definitely think that if you think your sister is up to the task, you should have her do it! But, I don’t know much about photography, myself.