(Closed) Happy to answer any Photography questions here

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

this is a great idea!!

My photography package comes with low res files (and several prints and an album). Should I spend the extra $500 on high res files? What is the difference between low res and high res? Can I print pictures (like 5 x 7) from the low res files? Will I be able to use a low res file pic for thank you cards or christmas cards?

Post # 5
48 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are on a very small budget, but I want decent pics.  I was advised by a prof. photographer in my area to check with the local colleges for a photog. student.  I have one who I have been working with and we semi-worked out a deal.  $200 for approx. 4 hours.  Mind you he has never shot a wedding on his own before, but he did assist a phtographer friend and his work was good.  We didn’t give him a set # of photos to take, I said I would expect b/w 150-200 in 4 hours time.  For this, we will get the proofs back on a disk/cd he said in a low res. then we can choose which ones we want to have anything else done to them for a per image charge.  Does this sound okay?

Post # 6
209 posts
Helper bee

I think that as he hasn’t shot a wedding on his own before, that you two would need to talk this through first and ask if he would like to shoot a free eSession for you two.  This way you know for sure what you are getting out of this.  Assisting someone with a wedding is much much different then flying solo.  So his nerves will be up there as well.

As for the numbers, is he doing a print based business model, e.g., you get a low res proof album and then you choose which ones that will be printed at high res?  or is it that you get to choose which photo that would get a treatment?  



Post # 8
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I want to make sure my photographer gets pictures of certain people together (as I’m sure most people do).  I am planning to provide her with a list of shots to get, but I don’t want to give her too many or too few.  What’s a good amount to give her?  I also don’t want it to take forever.

And, how will she know who is who?  

I’m really worried about how this is all going to work out.  I’m afraid it will just be a disorganized mess…


Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee

Give your photographer a list of the important folks that you want photos of, while keeping in mind that this will take away time from shooting.  Another solution, is if that photographer has a 2nd shooter, than that 2nd shooter can help photograph them. 

 You, or if you have a wedding coordinator, will have to pull those people aside and in front of the photographer to photograph.  There is no way for the photog to know who is Aunt Sally from Aunt Selma unless you, or someone, brings them out.  

Find some good time for the photographer to shoot those people!

 Hope that helps!  

Post # 11
79 posts
Worker bee

in terms of shot list, it is really helpful for us to have one of "cant miss shots"….


however, you gotta e reasonable on the list, and if you’re list is long, you gotta give us time to do it!  So don’t plan on leaving only 45 minutes for bridal photos and expect 50 shots of various family friends and relatives….

and you should provide someone you trust and who knows all the people involved to gather them for us, otherwise, it is indeed a nightmare!

Post # 12
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I met my photographer and love him. However, our wedding is in october and we haven’t done e shoots yet. I was trying to contact him through e-mail but he’s not much of an e-mail person. Can you suggest a day that’s less stressful that would be a good time to do them? I know he’s busy with weddings, so in general is it better to pick a week day?

Post # 14
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is the "vintage" reel worth it? 

From my videographer:

"The vintage reel is a cool thing that is included in a seprate chapter on your disc.  It is a camera and cinematographer that is dedicated on your wedding day to film from a perspective that is made to look like it was filmed with an 8mm film camera.  It will resemble film from the 60’s.  This is a very unique way of showing highlights from your day.  It is costly though because it is a whole seperate unique "film" look that requires a lot of editing."

Post # 15
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ok. Another question!

Our ceremony should only be 35 minutes and begins at 6 pm. There is a mass at 7 pm. I know that my fiance and I want to leave directly after we walk back down the aisle … not wait around the church and take formal shots with family. 

I dont want anyone (besides my mom, fiance, and my sister) to see me in my dress,and fiance and I are doing a session before the ceremony so well have all of those bride/groom pics.

I thought that we could just have the pictures (formal ones with family) at the reception. 

What do you think? 

Post # 16
209 posts
Helper bee


You don’t have to use the same photog for your eSession.  Unless it is a part of your contract, you should be fine being able to contract another photographer to shoot your eSession if you really want one, especially given that your wedding is in 2 months.  But if you really would like him to do your eSession; email and or call him saying, "hey bud, we are SOO thrilled that you are going to photograph our wedding!  We have a question though, as we are nearing our wedding day, would it be possible to do a quick engagement session?  Will you be free to do this for us?"

While you don’t need to write "bud" in.. but you get the point.

 Ms Hymanroth, 

Can’t help you with videography, but possibly the other question.  The reception might be really busy, but if you are really into the city scene, it might add to the photos if your photographer can capture you and your group still with everyone behind you and lights whizzing by.  

Can’t you head out with your bridal party and get some sweet shots and then go to the reception?

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