Post # 1
Let me start by saying that I think I am more of an “off beat” bride when it comes to planning. We are having an intimate 100ppl max reception at a venue overlooking a beautiful lake and botanical garden. We are keeping almost everything casual, since neither of us are really anal about planning, pretty much everything just seems to keep falling into place. We are meeting with a few caterers this weekend, but are leaning more towards having a few of our friends (who work as cooks) doing most of the food. We are not on an extremely tight budget, but I am kind of a pay-it-forward type of person and am thinking about having our photographers be students or independent workers to help build their portfolio. Fiance doesn’t mind either way, but my mom looked at me as if I were turning blue when I ran the idea past her. Thoughts or ideas…? Or stories of your own if you went down this road. Thanks. =)
Post # 3
if you look at some of their work, and it’s good, i say go ahead
Post # 4
Be warned, you wil get many posts telling you not to do this, and to go with a professional. I have done a little semi-professional photography in the past. Some of the first weddings I photographed were my favorites, and I think my best. I hired a photographer that was new to the bussiness (my sister went to art school with her). I would most certainly do your research on anyone you hire, see portfolios and so on. But my images turned out lovely, she even printed out a book of my wedding to use in her viewing materials, and I saved a little money going with someone that was not yet established.
Post # 5
I would and plan to in my own wedding! As a upper division photography student I can tell you their are some super talented students. Students typically have exhibited in galleries and have workshop training under many talented proffessors and working artists. Often I think they can be more well trained than someone who taught themselves and just started shooting. However beware of a student in a photo one begginner class may not be the best option and a upper division student would be preferred.
Post # 6
@bebero: @auggiefrog: @ash064: Thanks for the info. =) I am pretty sure this will be the route we will be taking.