Post # 17
One thing to keep in mind with letting the photog have free reign: They aren’t going to know who you’d like shots of at the reception. (They might know the immediate families, but not groups of friends, etc.) Our photog has AMAZING style. We LOVED our shots of us and the ceremony and general reception. But there are lots of random ones also. Of people drinking, in the middle of eating, or with really weird expressions on their faces since they didn’t know their pic was being taken. SHe has a very "fly on the wall" style. Candids are great, but you want them to be flattering. Plus the few pics of casual shots (where people were looking actually looking at the camera) at the cocktail hour were of "random people" like distant relatives or my mom’s friends. Make sure you make it a point to grab some friends and get your photog’s attention.
Post # 18
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
The craftypants wedding will also be shot in the photojournalism style! We first met our photographer (Ambiance Studio) at a Wedding Salon event and immediately fell in love with her work and her personality. She’s definitely someone that we would feel comfortable having around our guests, which is really important to us.
She’s requesting that we have our list of must-haves, important guests (and not-so-important guests, like emjoy’s "random people") about a week or so before the wedding so that she can go over it with her assistant, who will also be shooting.
Post # 19
This is absolutely the best photography style for capturing emotion and the moment. I live here in Los Angeles and work as a makeup artist. I’ve worked weddings with several photographers, but hands down my VERY favorite for this style is carolsheridanphoto.com. In fact she is going to shoot my wedding in September.
Post # 20
Yes! We knew we wanted the photojournalistic style… so we searched and searched and found Monica Z Photography, we absolutely love them! They are husband and wife and are truly passionate about wedding photography, I love that they gave us full albums to view, so we really got an idea of their style from beginning to end. They travel anywhere and everywhere for weddings.
They took our engagement photos, you can view our guestbook album they made for us.
Post # 21
Yes! We used a husband/wife team that were big into photojournalism. (The husband was actually a photog for the Indianapolis Star for a big chunk of his career.) They have such a creative way of capturing your day, filtering out the background, zooming in on the right moments….it’s quite a talent!
(…and they also are experienced at making themselves unnoticeable. We didn’t hear one camera snap during our ceremony!)
Post # 22
Thank you emjoy. I never thought about giving the photogapher "must have" shots. This will keep our families happy and still be able to get the fun candid shots.