Post # 17
At the moment my photographer has roughly 100 photos for ideas and inspiration that i have sent him that i like (his idea and i think it is brilliant). He just puts them in albulm on his ipad to take with him everywhere and will try do the shots that he can(i have been prewarned that not every shot will be possible even though he will do his best). We are also going to compile a small list of shots that are needed of family and giving them to MOB and FMIL and hope that theres people that arent missed. Giving the list to a person on each side of the family will help with organising people for their photos as the photographer wont know them and it can cause chaos and stress.
Photo lists are a great idea in my books whether they be long or short. Just dont get your hopes up if every shot can’t be done.
Post # 18
Right I want to see the emotion on our faces during our vows not.. what ever else!
and Yes both the left hands intertwined to showo off the rings but making a pinky promis!
well I do love me some pintrest. I joined just to get ideas for this list! That is a good idea to list them in order of importance! I kinda gave up on the list beacuse as PP have stated I didn’t want to be let down or have it be too long so I dished out what I first thought of and that was that.. I also had two photographers before one of them backed out so now I don’t want to overwhellm my one and I want unique shots to us not stuff others have done!
Yeah I made a list beacuse everything I said make a detailed list so thats what I’ve done and I do understand I won’t get every single one of these shots esepcailly since I only have an hour to get our formal bridal party shots done in and that same amount of time we have to eat and do up my bustle! but thats ok!
yes I have thought about it but its always been my dream to do the whole tradition- I even went as far as to get a little white chapel thats half an hour out side of town just so i could have that whole thing as well! I did thinka about it for a while and it would be helpful and I bet your right I could get a better look but even if its just a smile that will be ok. If there is nothing there I won’t be let down but I want it captured if there is something!
I would have died if I couldn’t taken pictures. I’ve decided to do an unplugged ceremony untill the ring exchange and I’m wondering if I should do this beacuse pictures are high up on my list!- like I stated before I had two photographers at one point and one cancelled just a few days ago or else I would have replaced him but at this point I just can’t find someone in that price range! So I’ve got lots of ways to encourage guest to take pictures and I’ve been remdining people like crazy!
Thats one of the next things I need to tackle is a list for family member shots right after the ceremony. I only have a short ammount of time for this 30-20 minntues depedning on how long the ceremony ends up taking. But A list to organize it would help things out so super much!
Post # 19
Honestly, that list, wish list or no, is too long to give a photographer. Most of those pictures are common sense that they will get. I would just give a list of things specific to your wedding that may not be obvious that you want, like the pinky promise, etc. If you give a photog this list, they will either miss a lot of the shots, or will spend most of their time on the day checking the list and thus wasting time at the wedding itself!
Post # 20
its just to be read before and its what she wanted me to do so. …
Post # 21
Does your photographer use Pinterest? Mine told me to make a board of shots that I want, so I’m doind that for some of the “concept” shots (like your pinky promise). They’re probably faster to scan through quickly.
Ya, the “first look” question is tricky, and it’s totally a personal decision. The thing that really convinced me is when my photographer pointed out that we won’t have talked to each other until after the ceremony otherwise. It felt weird making such big promises to each other without having any intimate conversation yet. I guess this is why you are doing the exchange of letters and talking to each other through the door? It’s great that you still get that moment!
My photographer also told me that the grooms tend to say more specifically why you are beautiful that day. They can gush about your hair and dress. They can’t say that at the alter and she said the initial, raw reaction is gone by the time you are finally alone and it usually becomes simply “you look beautiful”. I’m a girl that likes to be complimented 🙂
Post # 22
I never thought about the him talking part before- but he isn’t big on words so I think you’re beautiful is all I’d get either way lol.
I am going to link her my pintrest both my photographer and videographer are going over all the details with me the week of since its kinda my week with them and its my turn to get theire attention out of all theire clients! YAY Especailly with my photographer. She is AMAZING and charges about 1/10th of what everyone else asks for!
Post # 23
I feel like if I received this list, as a photographer, I would feel like my client thought I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Like, oh really? You want a shot of the kiss? Good thing you let me know!
Give a list of your must haves and non-standard shots.
Post # 24
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
With such an extensive shot list, I think you’re going to be spending more time having your photographer direct your shots, then you are enjoying the reception!
I would cut out things like this:
- Groom throwing bride over shoulder***
- Groom holding bride in arms/like walking over threshold***
- Grooms men pretending too ooogle over grooms ring**
- Bridal party pretending to be out of control while getting ready and bride covering flower girls eyes**
And give your photographer more freedom with the getting ready shots- applying eyeliner isn’t so pretty, but lipstick, yes. And the groom putting on cuff links may be more interesting than fixing his hair.
Post # 25
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Love the idea of seeing you in the church from outside the church!
I think OP means this kind of a picture, am I right, OP?
My list is just as long, photographer’s seen it and didn’t say it was a problem. Of course they know the obvious ones, I’m sure she’ll go thru and highlight the not obvious ones and she specificially asked for a list.
Post # 26
most of the things on the list were on my I DO NOT WANT THIS list.
The last thing I wanted was all of the “posed” shots; I really don’t like being photographed and could not think of anything worse that I wanted to waste time doing on my wedding day.
We did a few of the Posed shots, prior to the wedding – a few of just myself, one with my sister helping me put my jewelry on, a few on the stairs of the beautiful hotel we were in.
Other than that, all were candid, and they represented exactly what I wanted to see from my wedding day.
The only had to haves were pictures of my Dad and, of him and his children and grandchildren, of my husband and his children, one of all my cousins. That was it.
I wanted to enjoy my party, and not worry about having to spend most of my day, which is already a short day, posing for a whole bunch of pictures.
Post # 27
I do agree with the concept of photography shot lists – our photographers mailed us their standard shot list to make sure we don’t forget any family “groupings,” and there is space to add a few extra must-have photos – but I think this list is a little too long, and agree with the PP that it might take away from your enjoyment of the reception. Some of these photos sound a little staged – like the groom looking at his watch? Are the photographers going to tell your Fiance, “Ok, now look at your watch!”? and “Groomsmen pretending to oogle over groom’s ring”. I would go over the list with your Fiance if you haven’t already, and see if there are a few photos you can nix – so you can leave plenty of time for candid photos! I think a LOT of the popular photos on Pinterest were candid photos that captured special moments really well, and re-enacting them doesn’t have the same effect. Just relax and have fun!! And congrats in advance – ahhh less than a week!!! 🙂