(Closed) Engagement Photo questions

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 # 6
418 posts
Helper bee

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.

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