Post # 1
I’m wondering who typically chooses the location of where pictures are taken after the ceremony. Our hotel does not have an indoor/outdoor space to take pictures so we have to drive somewhere to get good shots. I do not have a specific place in mind so I’d like to ask my photographers to choose a location that they think would photograph well. Is this too much for me to ask of them?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s too much to ask of your photog. He or she will probably have some ideas for you if he/she is familiar with the area.
Post # 4
I hope its not too much to ask because I was planning on asking my photog that too!
Post # 5
Definitely acceptable. But so is tossing up ideas for the photog of places where you might want them too. 🙂 Talk to the photographer about the locations where you are holding the ceremony and reception. That way he/she will know where to google, or scout, for locations for the bridal party and b+g shoots.
The way I tend to handle it, is if I have the time to scout around I would also check out potential spots but also ask the b+g if there are spots that they would want. And then try to do both or meet in the middle.
Post # 6
I’d ask around – yes your photographer should know some cool places if they’re local. Somewhere urban or meaningful for you maybe – a local college, first date spot, park or gardens, with your pets, car, house, backyard, proposal spot etc. Keep in mind some gardens have “professional shooting” fees.
Post # 7
Ask your photographer for suggestions. you have to remember, your big day is (hopefully) once in a lifetime. He has “your big day” several times a year. Give him an idea of what you want. If you want urban/industrial – don’t be mad if you don’t suggest it and he takes you to a pasture. Give him an idea and I am sure he will have several locations he has seen or used that you will like.
Also, if time is an issue, day after location shoots are often fantastic. The nerves are relaxed, not worried about how much time it takes, and the images usually look great.