(Closed) Must-Have Wedding Pics

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@starfish0116:  In my contract I have a clause saying we do not work from detailed lists except in the case of family portraits.

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@continuumphotography:  I do too. Technically I could hand them the list back and keep plugging along shooting their wedding. However, my personal view is that if they still seem insistent upon it, it’s not a client I want to have. I’ve had clients send me a list, or ask me if they should give me a list, and when I tell them I don’t work from one they’re content about it.  

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve hired a photographer who is accredited with your national institute and with the international masters photography association, plus she around mound 15 years experience. Needless to say, she’s amazing, but she’s still asked me for a llist of must have shots.

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

subscribing.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Lashmont:  +1

I am paying someone to document my wedding. If all I wanted was that list I would not be spending the money I am on someone with artistic talent. I would be insulted if I was a photographer and was handled that list. Plus all the photos from pinterest are completely played out and not special. I understand having a list for the family photos to move things along but other than that I am opposed to the idea of a list.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@miss narwhal:  Amen.  Why do people want to copy other people in the first place?  I understand finding inspiration, but find someone who can be creative on their own.  And if you insist on re-creating one of these shots work with your photographer to put a new distinctive spin on it.  “Must have” lists ought to just be confined to famliy photos so no one gets missed, this whole hiring a photographer to direct them every step of the way is silly.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Brooke1226:  National Institute? International Masters Photography Association?  Googled them both to no avail.  There is a National Institute of Photography in India… There is a Masters Photography Association in the UK, but you essentially become a member by paying them.  I’m not suggesting that whatever associations your photographer is a member of don’t exist, but most photography “institutions” are just paid advertising.  You have a website and enough money and you’re a member.  I’d be wary of any photographer asking for a “must have” list.

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i think a lot of these lists are pretty excessive, a lot of the shots listed are pretty standard. of course, your photographer is going to get a shot of you and your bridesmaids. actually, s/he will probably get a few shots of you and your bridesmaids. if you absolutely want that shot of your bridesmaids jumping off the deck or posing like groomsmen, your best bet is to mention it when you meet up with your photog and be sure to tell all of your bms so that they will be prepared. that being said….for very particular shots…like that one of you and your mom and your grandma all showing off your wedding rings, or that must have shot of all of your bridesmaids showing off your toms shoes, i find it very helpful to have a list. theres always a moment or two before the bridal parties dispurse that i find it necessary to stop for a moment and be sure that i got everything. thats where having it in writing helps. but we are talking about a list of maybe 5 or 10 must have/ generally unique photos. these lists of 200 photos are generally uselss to hand off. theyre all shots that i already have in my head as must haves. 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I ask my clients for 1. A family photo list 2. Any culturally significant moments I may not be aware of 3. A list of anything that is out of the usual like rememberances for deceased family members etc 

aside from that, my job is to deliver a creative and unique wedding to each couple. That’s how I compete for business. By being unique and original, not by copying other work. These fifty-100 item lists do nothing but inhibit creativity. if you’ve hired a photographer who wants you/ needs you to tell them that you want a shot of you coming down the aisle I’d fire them pronto! 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My photographer and I discussed a list of names of people and what type of photos we wanted and DIDN’T want mainly because we have a pretty big and mixed up family and I didn’t want the awkward moments. This way instead of asking for “bride and father of the bride” photo since my parents are divorced and I am closer with my stepdad, they can ask for their names…same goes for my Fiance and his family as well.

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We are giving our photographer a list of the family shots that we want to be sure we get during the picture taking hour, and other than that leaving it mostly up to their descretion. They are experienced, and we’d rather let them use their expertise as they see fit over the cousre of the day than burden them with a lengthy checklist. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@jenilynevette:  WOW that is some list… It took me ages to just read it… I wouldn’t want the job of trying to find all those people and take beautiful photos and work my way through that list! If you’ve managed to find someone happy to take on that challenge then well done, I’m sure that the pics will be lovely

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