(Closed) Must have photog shots for the day of…ready…go….

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@mrs-to-be-2014:  +1. I just wanted pics with my fam. Though it may sound like common sense I DID NOT get pics with me, DH and our kids, more pics with our Wedding Party, I DID NOT get any pics with me and my mom! Or me and my parents altogther. Though it may sound like common sense, do not underestimate the power of giving someone a list! Just keep the list basic and then let the (hopefully pro) photographer handle the rest.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Lol, as a photographer I would be peeved if a client handed me a list with 50 different pictures that were “must have.” When taking family pictures, then of course, you want so and so in the picture. Your photographer is probably a stranger and has no idea who great grandma Betty is. I feel it is my clients responsibility to make sure they have the people around that they want posed pictures of.

 

My style is my style. The shots that I get are dependent upon lighting, location, whether or not I am ABLE to move around (some churches don’t allow it), etc. Your photographer will probably take hundreds if not into the thousands of photos to get you your album.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@miss narwhal:  Oh yes I agree we wanted pictures of cetain people and we gave him a list for that.  My husband wanted more centered photos rather than off centered photos and I let the photographer run with that.  I got back some previews and I loveed them!! I wanted to make a pinterest like list of just a handful (4-5) shots but I forgot and I don’t even miss it.

I picked him based on his candid work lol and I just recently saw a total pinterest photo shot he did and now I’m super super happy I didn’t do that.  While his pinterest like work was still good I found it boring because I have seen those shots over and over and over again.  Hindsight is 20/20 though..

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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@lindseyl06:  that’s not common sense. That’s the exact list we desperately want!:) 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely send a list of shots you want! My friend’s photographer came to me (the MOH) to ask me for the “details” shots when we were getting ready – I had to find her shoes, headpiece, etc. to get all those shots taken. Good thing I knew what all her details were because I bought a lot of them for her (the back of her robe had her name in rhinestones, the hanger with her new name on it made out of wire, etc) and helped her pick the rest out (her jewelry, head piece, shoes, etc), which any good Maid/Matron of Honor should know, but some aren’t that much a part of the wedding process.

That being said, he completely missed shots of the ENTIRE back of her dress including the train. There are none of her from the back walking down the aisle. And the back of her dress is stunning and the most important part – it has beautiful beadwork up top and a ruffle train that can’t be seen from the front. He did bring the ruffle train around so it can be seen in some of the pictures and he did take pictures of the back from the top, but it wasn’t the full thing and she feels like she missed out on professional pictures of that. If she had mentioned to him what she wanted before, I’m sure he would have gotten it. And while he’s taking the pictures and telling you how to pose, you’re probably not thinking to yourself, “Wait, did we get one like this..?”

I think it’s different for you to dictate every single pose that you do with everyone you take pictures with, but to have a small list of very important photos for you will be helpful and I think it makes communication clear. She paid over $4k for pictures and not a single one includes the entire back of her dress which was the reason she picked the dress! Are the pictures still beautiful and worth every penny? Yes, of course, they’re stunning and a lot of the poses he had were still great, but that doesn’t change the fact that you might have something in mind that you want and not get it if you don’t speak up.

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I will be telling my photographer I want the detail shots, I’m not going to list them all (unless there’s something that I’m especially proud of that’s not obvious).

I will be providing a list of family members and combos I want.  (Me and Mom, Me, Mom & Dad, Me, Mom Dad & 4 full siblings, Me Dad, SM & Half Bro, etc)  My family is a little complicated and I want to make sure I get them all.  Other than that I’m going to let them do their thing.  As part of my homework before booking I’m going through weddings they’ve done and I’m looking for photogs that have captured all the things that I want to see.  I will also be asking to see a compete wedding before I book – yes, I want to see all 300 shots you gave to the couple so I know if you got everything or if I see big holes in your work.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I trust my photographers to capture our moments, however i do have a list of must have family shots im working on, plus i have a few pics saved to my pinterest that i really want!

 

Were having a bubble exit and i want lots of pics of that!

A picture with our marriage licnese

 

Close up of ring bearer! too cute!

 

Would love our familes in the background for our first kiss!

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee

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@futuremrsk18:  again, those are exactly the kind of things photographers want to know. ESP male photographers when it sees to details. No offense boys but I recently spoke to a whole group off male photographers who thought details shots were dumb. Um. Okay haha. The lists we don’t want are 30 staged shots to copy or obvious things or things we can’t possibly guarantee. Things like special details, like my bride had her wedding date down inside her dress. Without telling me I’d never know! But ” bride coming down aisle”. Got that covered! 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Besides some of the more obvious ‘wedding’ pictures, there are a few details that I would really like:

-jewelry before putting it on, nail polish bottle, perfume bottle

-FI suit and tie hanging up, his shoes

-me getting ready in my nicely nerdy anime shirt

-invitation suite with stamped envelope

-the ruins that accompany our modern art venue

-the few DIY details I’ve made

-the food!!!!

-shots of the street the venue is on(historical row houses)

-various ones of us in our living room and outside our historical apartment building

 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@Jbbee:  I thought it would be common sense for the photographer but obviously it wasnt Frown She didnt get any of those pics 🙁 Now I’m left with wedding regret and I didnt even hire her to even blame myself!

 

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Jbbee:  Yes I totally get that! I wouldn’t send my photographer a list of poses I wanted. I wanted to tell the photographer to have the bride do this one really great pose that I saw on pinterest of a bride holding a bouquet of flowers, smelling them, sitting on the edge of the bed (in a robe, but with her hair and makeup done). I thought the picture looked stunning, but I held back and I’m glad I did – instead, he got a picture of her laying on the bed with her veil over her face and it was an amazing picture (one that maybe a million photogs do, but that I hadn’t seen before).

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

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@Jbbee:  Plenty of male photographers understand photos of details are important.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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@MissMudge:  These are the top 5 moments I’m most excited to see in pictures:

My mom helping me put on my dress

My Fiance seeing me for the first time

My step dad walking me down the aisle

The Kiss!

A group shot of everyone (DW in Hawaii)

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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@Jen51287:  That’s my favorite first kiss shot too!

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