(Closed) I'm not doing getting ready shots- am I going to regret this?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I really loved mine, it captures a special time with the girls, but mine weren’t done by the proff photog because he was useless and got there late, I would have really loved some prof ones.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I, personally, want the “getting ready” shots of myself and Fiance.  But that’s my own personal opinion.  I have yet to see “getting ready” shots that made me think that I didn’t want to do it myself.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  If you are torn, you could have someone take pictures with a digital camera. They may not be the same quality as a professional photographer, but then you would at least have some pictures.

Post # 6
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3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Eh, I don’t think I’ll care.  But I also don’t find that part sacred…I would rather focus on the event than me slapping on makeup and whatnot. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

It depends! For me, I always think the getting ready pictures are so beautiful, I definately would not skip them! But if they are not a priority for you, then don’t worry about it

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Petite_Fraise:  My thoughts exactly! If you think you are going to regret not having them, have a friend take some.

But for what its worth I loved my getting ready shots. My photography stuck with me the entire day though and we ended up getting great shots between me and my husband getting ready.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am not doing “getting ready” shots either…..

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I only did getting ready pictures at the church, not at the salon. I hate, hate the salon ones. So, our photographer just met us at the church and did the getting ready shots there.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Well, I did “getting into the dress and veil” shots, and had my sister’s friend snap a few shots of getting hair and makeup done… I wouldn’t trade the “getting into my dress and veil” shots for anything!  And then I have shots of my dad seeing me all dressed up for the first time, they are emotional and breathtaking!

There are only a few of my husband getting ready, but he didn’t want those shots so there are literally only a handful of them… But I love the ones they got and they look great.

So I would say, have an artsy/creative friend take a few pictures of getting hair and makeup done, but I would get shots of your dress being put on and stuff…  Then the photographer can get pictures of your dress hanging up and detail shots of your accessories too, because those are always really nice to have as well. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I am not getting them as well…i really don’t find it that important and see it more as an annoyance of 1 more person in my room. I want to feel as calm, cool and collected as  I possibly can and I don’t want to feel like I have to be “on point” while getting ready.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I couldn’t afford the “full day” package, which included getting ready – but most of our getting ready will be at the salon, and I just planned on being sure one of my bridesmaid or FI’s sister or someone got some pictures of that. We will be doing “last touches” at the site, where the photographer will get pictures of getting the dress on and touching uup lipstick and whatnot. For me, I’m perfectly happy with nonprofessional pictures of my hair getting done – those ones aren’t going in the frames!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

The getting ready part is in my opinion one of the most important, and emotionally poignant parts of a wedding. It’s the beginning of the story, and I can’t tell you how many amazing moments have happened during this time in my career as a wedding photographer.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think they’re nice to have but don’t have to be done by a pro.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re not doing them, either.  I want to focus on enjoying that time without having someone I barely know in there taking pics of us.  Plus, my sister and the BMs will have their own cameras… I’d rather see their random pics rather than paying our photographer all that money for his time and touching up getting ready photos.  I want him to focus on other stuff!

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