(Closed) Please give me picture ideas

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am hoping to get a photo of my Fiance when he first sees me in my dress.  That is my must have shot.  He is normally so calm and unemotional but I know that it will be special for him and I want to have a record of it!

Post # 5
898 posts
Busy bee

That’s a really good list!

I’m going to have my photographer on the lookout for any emotional breakdowns on my FI’s part. So the first look is a big one for me. I really hope I get some emotion out of my macho man!

Post # 6
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Photography is one of the most important things to me, too.  I spent some time trying to come up with ideas for must-have shots, but after spending tons of time on the photographers’ website, I realized that most of the things on the list would be pics she seems to get at every wedding anyway.  But here are some I am looking forward to seeing:

groom as he sees me

the dress, hanging in a window  or on a pretty wardrobe (you should bring a padded hanger, they look so much prettier)

the shoes in different settings

grand entrance as the DJ announces us at the reception

first dance, of course

walking back down the aisle as husband and wife

me with my two siblings

Sorry I don’t have more specific poses.  What I would also recommend that you do is look at a bunch of different photographers’ websites (I stalk many blogs!) and see what poses and shots you really want to see yourself in.  You could start an inspiration folder, and save the pics to your computer.  When you get close to the big day, email your pics to the photographer and let them know either that is the exact pose you want or this is the kind of shot you’d like to have or something.  Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, they aren’t mind readers, but you also have to find a photographer whose style you like and trust them. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ha ha, just noticed that you ARE close to the big day. 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 9
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

Just an fyi from a Pro point of view. There’s nothing on those lists that you’d need to point out to a professional. If they’re good and experienced, they know to get those type of shots. What we may not know is that your necklass has been in 3 generations of weddings so it’s important to get a detail shot of it (we likely will anyway). Or that your great Aunt Bessie is 90 years old and has flown 5000 miles to attend, so she’s a VIP and you want a portrait with her. Tell us if your Dad hasn’t smiled in 30 years so you really want a nice smiley portrait of him I know a photographer who spent at least 2 hours of a reception stalking the FOB to get that shot. He never would have done that if she didn’t mention it and she was thrilled to have a happy portrait of her dad. Also, let us know if you’re doing a special tradition that’s not normally done in a western wedding or if you’re skipping something that is normally done.

It is a good idea to let your photographer know what is important to you. But honestly most of the lists in magazines & online are recycled. It’s a bit like ordering lasagna at an italian restaurant and giving the chef a list of ingredients to include in your meal.

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