(Closed) My Photographer wants me to WHAT?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe you should have him sketch out what kind of shot he’s trying to get. You never know maybe he has a great vision in his head that he isn’t able to articulate (this happens to me ALL the time as a designer) I’m picturing that he wants a shot sort of like this? did he say specifically that he wants shots of you with the cars? It sounds like he might turn you around to get the estate in the background…idk 

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper

For our photos, we walked around with my train held up, and then we got to our different locations, our photog. would spread a white sheet on the ground for me to stand/pose on to try to prevent getting it dirty. Worked great for us!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Mrs.Lonestar:  That’s what I was picturing too (: I would do it, I’m sure the photographer knows what he’s doing and the dress will get dirty anyways.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It sounds like a super awesome picture, actually. I’d be game. One idea is to walk with the dress and train held up, and then have the photgrapher lay a white sheet down on where he wants you to walk. He can form the sheet around your feet so it looks like it is a part of your dress. And it will ultimately keep it clean.

Or, you could take the pictures after the ceremony, if you have time. That way you wont worry about it being too dirty before the ceremony.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Gemstone:  Yep that’s what I have done with brides before! Just ask for a drop cloth for your train or make sure someone brings some with you. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ok seriously? Yuor dress is going to get dirty no matter what. You’ll be wearing it for hours, indoor, outdoor, people touching you, you can’t possibly keep it from getting dirty.

And think about the amazing pictures you’ll get! Seriously, I think you need to get over this. Get it dry cleaned after like everyone else does. It’ll be ok 🙂

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

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@soccerball:  Omg I am dying laughing right now!   Haha, I don’t understand the picture with cars thing, etiher.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The photographer most likely is going to play with the shutter speed.  If the picture is taken at night it would look really cool with all the passing cars and lights.  

 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

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@soccerball: LOL @ the mental image!

Post # 28
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Busy bee

What venue are you getting married at? Is there a golf cart or car you can drive up with road so you don’t have to walk? I know a ton of photogs in the area I would love to know who he is. You can PM me if you don’t want to post here. You are lucky you have a photog who is excited to make creative photos for you and is putting forethought into your day. 

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We romped through all kinds of dirt and mess before our ceremony!  Special note:  Chalk does wonders.  Get some chalk in the shade of your dress, it covers up stains like you’ll never believe.  Dry cleaners can take care of the rest after the day!

Trust your photographer. They know where the special shots are at!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love photography so that actually sounds like a really neat shot to me! A lot of the other posters have soom good ideas for how you might be able to compromise for your dress’ sake but still get the shots

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

If you don’t trust his vision, why did you hire him?  Not trying to be mean but really all dresses get dirty on the bottom if they have a train.  It’s inevitable.  And unless you do a day after shoot you’ll never wear it again. why not have some unique photos?  He’s probably going to do a slow shutter and have you stand motionless while the cars create blurs behind you (if I were to guess).  Sounds cool to me.

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