Should I get photos???

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
2181 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Our photographer was there for just a couple of hours, too. 

Post # 19
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

nbagnara :  Yup. The plan is Wedding party group photos, Bride/Groom photos, ceremony, and then family portraits.

Post # 20
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My wedding wasn’t as small as yours, but photos are the one thing that I’d recommend anyone splurge (at least a little) on — these will be your beautiful memories of your wedding day forever! Quality over quantity if it comes down to getting a pro for 1-2 hours vs. an amateur for the whole day. A pro will also know how to be professional and totally stay out of your way while still capturing amazing shots.

Post # 21
704 posts
Busy bee

I’m in a similiar situation. My wedding will be slightly bigger (30-35 people) and we’re having it in a beer garden. We will have the ceremony, followed by a sit down dinner. No dancing, music, speeches, etc. I also felt kind of silly with the idea of a professional photographer at such a casual wedding, but I also knew deep down I would like to have some nice photos. What I THINK I’m going to do is hire a photography student (the wedding is really close to a local university) and hire him/her for an hour or two to take potraits BEFORE the ceremony (I know most people do it after). We will be renting a really beautiful airbnb so I think that’s where we’ll have the first look followed by pictures. Once we get to the beer garden it will just be phone photos. I don’t really need professional pictures of my finace and I standing up there saying I do, but I would like professional pictures of us together with our family in a beautiful location. I heard of one bride who passed out disposable cameras to her guests and just asked them to take random pictures throughout the day/night. I don’t know if I’m going to do that but I thought the idea was cute

Post # 23
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

We had a small wedding as well. We hired a photographer for 3 hours, which made it affordable for us.

He photographed the ceremony, afterwards we spent 15 minutes to take a couple of group and family shots, another 10 minutes for some couples shots and the rest of the time he just photographed the guests documentary style (I’m pretty awkward in posed shots). 

We love the pictures and am happy that we did it this way. 

Post # 24
745 posts
Busy bee

There’s lots of options to have some kind of photography. If you can hire someone for a few yours I would do it! I attended a back yard wedding a few summers ago where the guest starting using the altar as a quick DIY photo booth with their cellphones. I think best to hire someone for a few hours if possible, that way it’s just their job to take pictures and  nothing else. I agree with others about taking portraits on another day if you need to. Considering how people take so many pictures with their cell phones and all that these days, I bet you’ll be able to get pictures from people. I was at a wedding where they had a lap top for music, and people put the pitctuers they took on to the lap top for people to have during the reception. Worked very well!

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