(Closed) How do people manage prop-heavy, themed engagement photoshoots?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Those are often “inspiration shoots” where a team of wedding industry professionals collaborate. So it’s not just one couple trying to arrange a fancy photoshoot while working and planning a wedding. It’s a team of people with experience putting it on because it’s their job. If you were to hire a wedding planner, they could arrange a similar shoot for you.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@likewoah:  That’s what I was thinking. These people have help, OP! 

I would probably prefer a more lightly themed shoot, so the pictures make sense if you just want to send out one. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another idea would be to post an ad on Craigslist…maybe some local art students would be interested in contributing their talents.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@LostInWonderland:  I just love this idea! I can’t wait to see how your shoot comes out! Definitely talk to your photog since they might have things you can use. Otherwise I’d recommend just hitting thrift stores and garage sales and seeing if you can pick up cheap things  that would go with your theme. I’d so love to do a shoot like this, either as a photographer or a model. Picking out props should be part of the fun!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Love the idea make sure your photographer is in the loop on this as it will be time consuming an they will also need to plan to capture the story you are hoping 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@LostInWonderland:  I am fairly certain I am responsible for one of the Alice in Wonderland Shoots you are referencing that you saw online. PM me if you need help with this… I can tell you how we did it, but I will also tell you that it ended up being extremely time consuming and expensive.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It can get super expensive. I had a couple spend over $2000.00 a few weeks ago styling a winter shoot. To keep in on a budget you’d have to spend months DIY ing it! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This isn’t exactly what you’re asking for, but our wedding is Dia de los Muertos themed.  We had our e-shoot at the Dia de los Muertos festival at The Seattle Center.  Our photog had to get a permit (25$) for us but it had kind of built in props…but it wasn’t like telling a story or anything…unless us attending a Dia de los Muertos festival is the story LOL.  But if there’s a way to do that…maybe you could dress up and then take photos in antique stores?

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