Post # 1
My sister-in-law offered to do my photos because she has a really nice camera and i dont have a lot of money to spend on photographer…so i said yes.
I now found a very reasonable photographer that will do all my pictures, 12 hours, all rights, a DVD, an album and a website for $600. This lady is very good.
I feel awful. I dont know what to tell my sister-in-law…a few months ago i had doubts about her doing it because she has never done it before, and i told her “well i want you to have fun at my wedding and i want you to be in pictures too” (basically trying to get out of it) but she said that she will still be in pictures and will still have fun…
I am freaking out. Help 🙁
Post # 3
Just tell her that you found someone very reasonably priced and you’d rather have her enjoy the wedding as a guest. She might even be relieved that the responsibility doesn’t lay solely on her now.
Post # 4
Maybe ask if she would do your engagement photos instead? A last resort: make her a bridesmaid, lol!
Post # 5
I love taking photos. I’d just tell your SIL that you found someone, but that you’d love to see her shots from the wedding as well. With any luck, she’ll take some great ones and you’ll have double the options.
Post # 6
I would go with the professional photographer. Wedding photos aren’t something you want to skimp on; they’ll be the only reminder of your wedding once the day is over (besides the marriage of course!).
However, maybe ask your Future Sister-In-Law to take photos that the photographer may miss? For example, if you’re having a cocktail hour and taking pics with the wedding party at that time, ask her to get pictures of the cocktail hour, since you won’t get to see that. Or maybe send her to the groom and groomsmen before the wedding to get some shots of them getting ready, while the professional photographer stays with you.
Post # 7
Thank you guys for your suggestions. She is the type of person to be offended easily. Ugh!
Post # 8
I agree with having her act as a “second shooter”. Just make sure to run it by your pro-photographer. Sometimes they state in the contract that no one else can act as a “professional”.