Post # 16
I splurged on my photographer and I have no regrets. My wedding photos are so beautiful and I will cherish them forever. I would be so so soooo sad if I didn’t have them.
I also see friends and my siblings try to find a cheap photographer and they photos came out “meh” and they were so upset and disappointed.
Post # 17
lauralaura123 : remember YOU hire the photographer and you are in charge of the timing of your day. My photographer stole us away for a few shots inside our venue (it was a cool old museum) and after about 5-10 minutes I said “ok that’s enough – I want to get back to my party” and I went back to my party and he went back to getting candids. A good photographer doesn’t need hours and hours to get a couple good posed shots.
Post # 18
Photos are the best way to preserve and share memories from your special day. Open up the buffet so guests are not awkwardly waiting while you take photos. Problem solved.
Post # 19
We have aalong gap built in lol since we’re having our ceremony and reception on different days. Marrying on Friday and then the reception is Saturday. We’re doing posed family photos after the ceremony and then the pics at the reception will be candid shots.
Post # 20
The day goes by so quickly, that sometimes you won’t have time to take in all of the details that you planned and paid for. A good photographer will capture those as well as make sure they kind of just fit in to the crowd.
Photography was at the top of my list.
Post # 21
lauralaura123 : didn’t take away from our day at all – but we got all our photos done BEFORE the ceremony (did a couple of hours of first look/protraits/family photos). during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, we never once “posed” for a picture. we likely would not have even know the photographers (we had 2) or videographer were there. but oh BOY did our friends LOVE to pull them aside to get pics! these days, it seems like guests often look forward to pics from weddings almost as much as the bride and groom…after all, we live in a picture-heavy age, and it’s not often that you get to get dressed up and have a profession take photos of you. our guests would have been super bummed if they hadn’t gotten pics (of themselves) from our wedding
Post # 22
We’re doing an elopement and I really didn’t want someone I didn’t know as part of our day as the whole reason for doing an elopement was to share these moments only with one another. I went through a phase of not wanting any photography at all as it’s not something that is important to us, and I find the whole idea of being photographed incredibly awkward and was worried it would spoil the day for me as I’m so self conscious.
In the end, we were worried that we would regret not having any photos at all so now we’re having my best friend’s (who is there as a witness) sister come along to take some candid shots throughout the day… she’s not a professional but takes a lot of photos for her work and did my friend’s reception, which were very nice. It seems like a good compromise and just right for us.
Post # 23
We had an unplugged wedding so no cell phones or guest cameras. But I would’ve never given up our photographer. She acted like a fly on the wall and captured so many amazing moments that I will cherish forever. You don’t have to leave for 2 hours to take photos but I wouldn’t get rid of a photographer completely.