Post # 17
I think a professional will want to have some sort of “must have” list.
It helps you and them.
We don’t mind getting a few ideas off Pinterest from the bride.
But don’t load your photographer with pages and pages of photos from Pinterest.
Keep in mind what your seeing on Pinterest was shot by one photographer at x time of day and one particular location.
If you hand your photographer 20 or 30 shots (I’ve had 72 before) They will be unable to recreate a series of images taken at different times of the day in different locations, with any satisfaction.
Trust me on this.
Post # 18
+1 to the PP who said no to pinterest lists. I’m open to receiving inspiration boards so see what your theme will be etc, but I REFUSE to copy images from another photographer.
Here is the list you should give them:
- Family photo groupings you want. The less groups the more time you have for romantic portraits or enjoy part of cocktail hour.
- Any special details you want. If you DIYed things, family heirlooms etc. Things like, rings, shoes, flowers are obvious. Special at the things I would have no idea about.
That’s it. If you hired an established pro photographer then you really don’t have anything to worry about.
Post # 19
I always love seeing what the professional photographer bees have to say! I don’t think my photographer is an idiot at ALL, it’s more that I’m new to the wedding industry and don’t know at what point I go from being “helpful” to “overbearing bride”, so the professional answers are very helpful!
Post # 20
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Our list was our VIPs and our DIY projects that we spent a lot of time on. I only had a matron of honor and a man of honor because I was keeping it simple. But I really, really, really wanted a photo of me with my 2 best girlfirends, too. Since they were not wedding party members, and therefore not obvious photo candidates, I made sure to put a photo of me with these 2 ladies on my “must have” list (no required poses or whatnot, just the people). I also wanted a photo of the wine cork place card holders that Mr. LK inhaled way too much cork dust to make. And I asked our photog to take posed photos of all of the couples in attendance at the wedding. Some of our guys are not known for putting on nice clothes, and I knew that my ladies would love photos of them and their guys all dressed up and looking sharp. That Christmas I had prints made of all of those couples photos, framed them, and gave them to the couples.
Post # 21
@jenjen96: my photog wasn’t chosen by us, we were ‘assigned’ one by our venue. I did send her the link to my Pinterest board with all my ‘must haves’ because I wasn’t sure what style she did, what she focused on, etc. Here’s my link