Post # 1
We have a super cool, unique, beautiful venue, so we want out pictures to really showcase it. We found a photographer who we love, but she’s from out-of-state so she has never shot at our venue before and probably won’t have much of a chance to scope it out beforehand. How important is it to get a photographer who has shot at your venue before?
Post # 3
I think as long as she knows what’s she doing, it will be no problem. A good photographer is prepared for any type of lighting, but if you’re worried you could always give her the name of the venue so she can research it. I think a lot of photographers who come in from out of town also scope the venue that morning, so it shouldn’t be an issue.
Post # 4
Personally, as a photographer, I would come early to test the lighting. I would do it for peace of mind of my client mainly. If she has experience in a variety of lighting (which I assume she does), she should be fine. I guess what I am saying is I would prefer my photographer to research the venue (with a visit) prior to the day= because that is what I would do for a client- that would be my preference.
Post # 5
My photographer always scopes out the venue before events. Lighting is a big issue.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
One of the things that helped me make a decision on our photographer was the fact that she scopes out the venue ahead of time. Our venue holds only 4-5 weddings a year, so finding a photographer that had actually shot a wedding there would be difficult. As long as the photographer would get there a day early to scope out the venue at the time of day when your wedding would be taking place, I think that would be fine.
Post # 7
A photographer may work like this if they feel it’s necessary going a day early to scope it out. It’s not that common though, I wouldn’t sweat it as long as they are a seasoned pro.
Post # 8
We usually come early to see the venue if we haven’t shot there before. As a whole we have almost never shoot at the same venues because there are SO many and we travel so much. I prefer to shoot at a venue we haven’t before. It keeps us creative!!
Post # 9
As long as they can show you a variety of photos… in different lighting situations, I don’t think it’s a big deal. If they are personally worried, they should be professional enough to take the time to get to the venue early and check it out. But you need to trust that they know what they’re doing.