Post # 1
Ok so i have a meeting with my photographer tomorrow and It got me thinking of my must have pics and my “if you ask me to do this Ill fire you on the spot” pics… I have a few off the top of my head but Im wondering what was on everyone elses lists…
Post # 3
I hate photos where they try to make you put your hand up to your chin. We had photos at church last week and he was about to go there when I told him he really didn’t need to waste his time.
Post # 4
What are on your list?
I didnt really have must have pics and there are only a few pictures that I did not get. I didnt get any pictures from the cocktail hour and really wish I had some! I also didnt get any pictures of the food from the reception or a close up of our centerpieces with my DIY table numbers. I guess those would have been on my must have list. Other than that my photographer really captured everything I could have wanted!
Post # 5
Oh I will add that my engagement photographer wanted the hand on chin thing – so weird. And she kept making us pose with my husband tucking my hair behind my ear – awkward!!
I also really dont like the “Im whispering a secret to you” pictures so that would be on my “do not do” list!
Post # 6
jumping photos. they are cute enough, but i don’t want them. we aren’t “jumping” people.
Post # 7
At my engagement photo shoot my photographer whispered to my Fiance to grab my butt. I think he was trying to get a reaction shot and IT DID NOT WORK. I made a hilarious face. I think a rule of thumb is don’t try to manufacture moments. He also asked me to say something dirty to my Fiance and I could not think of a single thing to say haha.
Post # 8
- His face as i walk down the isle
- Our first kiss as husband and wife
- Photo of my father and I as I walk down the isle
- Family photos
so far that is the most important to me…but this is something i def need to think more about.
Post # 9
I second the jumping pictures – not for us. Mostly because I’m lazy and clumsy, hehe! I want to make sure they get the detail shots of the wedding (food, centerpieces, etc) – I haven’t seen a lot of those in the pictures our photogs have done for other weddings.
Post # 10
Ugh, both of your left hands over the bible. I know somebody will run me up the flag pole for saying that. It’s just so overdone and I always think it looks awkward. I also second jumping shots there is always somebody who didn’t jump the same way everyone else did and it ends up looking strange.
Don’t forget a list of people that you wouldn’t want in a picture together. Like if your parents are divorced, you don’t necessarily want a shot of just the two of them.
You should check out http://www.wedinator.com for more pictures to avoid. It’s full of awkward and ugly wedding pictures with a few really awesome ones mixed in.
Post # 11
I don’t like the pictures of grooms and groomsmen that look like it’s trying to be a band on a CD cover with all the guys standing around looking pensive. I just don’t get it. So we won’t be doing those.
Post # 12
@glamfish500: and check out http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/ for more lol (not quite so much wedding related, but still hilarious)
Post # 13
I don’t like the shots of the married couple kissing while the members of the bridal party are supposed to look “shocked” or “surprised”. Thinking gaping mouths, arched brows, hands over mouths, etc.
I definitely have some special friends that we MUST have pictures of, there are a few relatives, me walking down the aisle and our “first look”.
Post # 14
Any really fake, “cutesy” pics like a lot of other people have mentioned. If there are genuine playful moments, awesome. If not, please don’t tell the groomsmen pretend to serenade the bride or something.
Post # 15
Lately I’ve seen a lot of pictures of groomsmen dropping their tuxedo pants (either to show their colorful boxers, or to actually moon the photog!). What’s up with that?
No jumping shots for us, either. (Bad knees! LOL) And I don’t think I’ll have to tell my photog to skip the pics of the bridesmaids all gazing at my ring, or holding their bouquets around my face, or of the groom looking at his watch or being held back by the groomsmen, or any other super-staged shots. (That’s why I chose a photo-journalistic photographer.) But based on our e-shoot, it appears I WILL need to tell her to stop telling me to tilt my head and stick out my chin at unnatural angles. Those photos may have helped avoid a double-chin, but they just don’t look natural to me!
As for ‘must haves,’ of course I want to capture all of the details I’ve spent so much time and energy on, and great family and candid shots. But there are only three images that I absolutely have to have: the first look, our “sunset dance” at the end of our ceremony, and our official first dance surrounded by guests holding sparkers. If I get those, at least, I will be a happy girl.