(Closed) For those of you who eloped or had a teeny wedding photography questions.

posted 6 years ago in Las Vegas, Nevada
Post # 3
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We are doing something similar, an Elopement to a Destination Wedding (just the two of us overlooking the Beach / Ocean in Myrtle Beach)… our plan is minimum photography… just an hour or two.  Getting Ready – Wedding Ceremony – and some after shots on the Beach

We are just contacting Photographers to find out their availability and what they’d charge for such a thing…  (still in the process, so I can’t help you out further in regards to Quotes etc)

Honestly, I think it is the best you can do given the scenario (not a full on Wedding job for say 4, 5, 6 or more hours)

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@alexandra hanlon:  I’m a photographer out of Phoenix, 

I certainly wouldn’t want to be your photographer… I would expect that you want WOW photos and I would be nervous shooting your intimate wedding! LOL 

Post # 6
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did exactly what you are doing! Only, we did it in NYC, so I can’t speak for Vegas, but I CAN tell you that our photographer (in Manhattan, natch) charged us somewhere around $500. And she was fabulous–good eye and professional.

I don’t think my advice is that different from basic photog advice, but FWIW:

1. The most important thing is to find a photog that you LOVE. Not like or respect, but you LOVE as a person, not just as a photographer.  Because s/he will be with you during intimate moments and you want to feel comfortable. The best photog in the world can’t photoshop the shakiness out of a nervous smile.

2. Tell the photog your plans and see how s/he responds. We’re not photogs ourselves, but we felt that shooting a huge wedding required a different sort of set of skills and temperament than shooting an elopement, and we wanted a photog who had done similar-type weddings in the past, so ask for their experience. We were keen on looking at engagement sessions for this reason because it’s similar–just the couple and the photog.

3. I DO think that Vegas might be similar to NYC in that you should assess your photog in terms of how s/he can deal with crowds and how s/he can make YOU comfortable being photographed in crowds–especially if you want shots of yourselves on the strip or something. It takes a photographer with some experience to know how to handle say, Times Square, so that was something that we looked for as well.


Good luck!

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