(Closed) My Extream photography wish list.

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I may be in the minority here, but that seems like a VERY large list of requested shots. I’d sooner do the must-have shots taken care of (bride with family, etc..) then let the photographer take it naturally from there. If you hire a great photographer, they shouldn’t need such a huge list, In My Humble Opinion. 

Post # 4
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

95% of those shots are standard – special shots you want will probably get lost on that list.

Also, I know you said that the groom seeing you for the 1st time at the altar is your most important shot, but exery single photographer i’ve talked to has said that’s usually the biggest let down. It’s just a guy staring into space 99.9% of the time – no crying, special expression, etc. So, you might want to prepare yourself for that.

Also, what happens if you don’t look over your shoulder at the groom? Some of these shots are so specific that they may not even happen!

Post # 5
3389 posts
Sugar bee

That’s a very long list… are you going to be disappointed if some were missed?

Post # 6
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PPs. While all of these shots sound great, it seems pretty unlikely that your photographer will be able to capture all of them in the way that you had hoped. If it were me, I would also be concerned that my photographer would be put off by such a long, specific list…I would trust my photog to get great shots! 🙂

Post # 7
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ummm yea, that’s a crazy list haha 

you should trust that you’re photographer knows most of the standard shots


Post # 8
1388 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Haha, I think it sounds crazy BECAUSE it’s a list. Like, when most Bee’s post recaps, I notice lots of these anyways. But yeah, it’s very specific 😛

FYI I’m not judging you, I hired 3 photographers for a 50 person wedding. I have noooo merit judging this type of thing 😛

Post # 9
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

This seams like a large list to me too.  I gave my photographer a fairley big list but made it clear it was refeance for when I couldn’t think to say what was next, not a list of requirements.  Be careful because you may want every shot but with this many you are taking time out of being able to actually enjoy the wedding and all of your guests excitement for you.  A good photographer should know most of thease already create a must get and a nice to have list.  

Post # 10
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


Post # 12
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I couldn’t even get through the entire list. the ones I did read were standard

Post # 13
3389 posts
Sugar bee

See what happens? I didn’t read the title properly, ha ha… WISH list… okay.

Now I have a couple of specific shots to comment on, if that’s okay with you?

  • Close of up faces during Vows!****

This one is very interesting, I don’t see a lot of these close up shots, it’s always far away with the whole body not just the faces. Or the closest they get is from the head to the waist so still “far” away. I think this is a very good wish and possibly make it a real request!

  • Pinky Promise showing off wedding rings ***

I didn’t understand this shot until I thought about it a little more maybe you can tell me if I am right? You are intertwining both left pinky fingers together while the rings are visible to the photographer? A shot of just the hands?

Post # 14
237 posts
Helper bee

I feel like this is a concrete list of all the wedding pictures floating around on pinterest. If you want to make sure you get your *********** shots maybe list them in order of importance to you as well as chronologically?

Post # 15
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s a perfect list! If you don’t tell your photography what you want, how is he / she suppose to know?  I was a Maid/Matron of Honor and the only bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding this summer, and there is not one shot of just the two of us.  We asked the photographer after the fact, and he said it wasn’t a ‘standard’ shot, even though he’s done weddings for 15 years.  He blamed my sister for not giving him a list!  So be specific and tell him/her what you want, even if you think it’s standard!!!

Post # 16
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it’s great to make a list! My photographer asked me to do the same, but I think I’m going to mostly point out which guests I really want photos of and list specific portrait shots I want. Just a couple of comments/suggestions:

– If capturing the emotion of the groom first seeing you is important, it might be better to do a “first look” with him too. That was one of my photographer’s main arguments for it, that he’ll show his emotion and get to say the things he’s thinking because he doesn’t have an audience (and he’s allowed to speak).  I’m guessing that you’ve already considered that and have your reasons for what you’ve chosen though.

– Our minister doesn’t allow photos during some parts of the ceremony (vows for example).  I actually thought it was a good idea, I wouldn’t want to be thinking about shutters clicking, I want to be really present in the moment. We’re going to reenact those shots after the ceremony. 

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