(Closed) Etiquette – Guest/Photographer

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

are you asking to have her photograph it for free?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would just ask her and see if she’d be okay with that or not. If she is a professional photographer, I’m sure she knows how to deal with clients and would say if she would require you to pay an extra fee or if that could just be her wedding gift to you.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it would be all right to ask to “hire” her, and let her tell you what she can do for you and her price (or… free). 

One of my bridesmaids is a professional wedding photographer and she did pictures of us getting ready at no charge, but I would have never asked her for it.  I was perfectly happy to forgo those pictures all together, and just have somebody take snap shots… she figured herself that it might as well be her. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@SandraF: In that case, just talk to her about it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

yeah totally, you should just talk to her about it and ask her rates.  I’m sure she’ll be totally honored.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Be careful, I know it’s tempting to go for the cheap guy, but will you be happy with photos like this

 

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=173534682664646&set=a.173530692665045.40532.151997281485053#!/album.php?fbid=173530692665045&id=151997281485053&aid=40532

 

or do you want to remeber the day for the rest of you life like this

 

http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&s=int&w=365822%40N21&q=kiss

 

if the later is true I sugest you hire a person older than 30 with more than 10 years experiance. You can ask if they will cover the ceremony only. Hireing just anyone will result in you looking terribly ugly in your wedding photos. I promise this.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think youre really gong to regret only having a true photographer for 15-20 minutes after the ceremony. Is there a reason why you only want those few photos? I cant imagine not having pictures from the entire day

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@grumpyoldman: Since when does over 30 mean that you are experienced or a good professional? It is not about your age. She also said that she would only want her to take a few photos for maybe 15 to 20 min. Photography is not necessarily her first priority so she may be ok with someone who isn’t going to cost her thousands of dollars and will be there for hours and hours. Who said her friend was cheap or inexperienced?

 

@SandraF:If that is truly all the time you would be requesting her for then I say ask her what she would be able to do. You may also want to give her the out of only being a guest at your wedding. I don’t know how many weddings she shoots a year but she may feel like she just wants to enjoy her night out without worrying about bringing her equipment along and such. I would think for that amount of time though she wouldn’t mind. I would also have a budget present in your mind so you can let her know what you can afford.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@grumpyoldman: My wedding photographer has less than 10 years experience, and she was utterly fantastic. I think we are all capable of seeing talent for ourselves. We are, after all, capable, intellegent consumers.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We hired a friend to do ours and she gave us an incredible deal, but we’d seen some of her previous wedding photos and knew that she’d do a decent job. Another friend of mine just got married and hired a friend to take her photos and, frankly, they weren’t that great (originally she had asked me to do it). So I would say it depends on the friend’s skill level, but if you like her photography, I’d say go for it!

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