Post # 1
I have been searching for the perfect photographer for months and have finally found an amazing woman. We are on an extremely tight budget but she has been very helpful in creating a unique package for me so we can lower it to an affordable price.
I cannot afford to pay more than £1,000 in total for her, which is a struggle anyway. She has offered to cover the day for 8 hours with a pre-wedding shoot, or cover for 10 hours without a pre-wedding shoot. I would like a pre-wedding shoot but do I really need it? I am just worried that missing out on those 2 hours with lead to missing out on important photo oportunities.
The photography has been my priority so I want to make sure I get it done right with the perfect person. Please help!!
Post # 3
I think that getting photos out of the way prior to the ceremony, and adding additional time day-of, so you can enjoy your cocktail/reception and not rush through photos while other people are socializing is the way to go. I don’t know if you and your partner/future spouse are interested in keeping things traditional and not seeing each other prior to the ceremony, but “first look” photos are a really cute moment that are lovely to catch on film. i think it gets rid of some of the jitters, too, so you can just relax and be present throughout your wedding.
Post # 4
Day of. What do you need a pre wedding shoot for? What do you do doing those?
Post # 5
I think it depends on your wedding day timeline. If the extra 2 hours will cover more events/different parts of the day I would do that. If you don’t really need those hours though I would strongly consider an engagement shoot before the wedding. You guys get used to being in front of the camera, you all get to know each other etc. I really enjoyed ours and I didn’t expect to. Now I’m really looking forward to the wedding and I know we already have a good relationship with our photographer and that she takes great pictures of us!