(Closed) Table Pictures

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee

at chinese weddings, it is customary for bride and groom to go around toasting every person in attendance…generally, the photographer follows and people pose for a table shot….

 

as a guest, i dont mind…im a guest, suck it up….if you’re too unwell to go to a wedding, don’t attend.

 

as a photographer, i don’t LIKE doing these photos, after all its not really journalistic and they aren’t exactly exciting photos, but we understand that these are often requested and very sought after by guests and family, so we do it and do our best to make sure everyone’s not blinking etcetc…

 

if a photographer flat out refuses, they are either being too stuck up, or maybe they just don’t really wanna shoot your wedding?

Post # 4
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We actually went around to each table to say our "thanks for comings" and to hand out our favors.  Our photog was supposed to follow us, but somehow it didn’t happen.

Post # 5
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That’s a really hard request for the photographer I think. Maybe you could compromise and provide a list of must have shots.. Like so and so with me and Fiance and mom.. so he has an idea. I’m sure the photographer knows that all of your guests are important to you.

Another question I would like to ask is are you having a book made? If so, think about what shots you will include in it. Will you realistically be taking up 5 pages of table shots of your guests? or would you rather pictures of you and hubby cutting cake and dancing?

That’s just my opinion, but I could totally see why that would be very hard for them to shoot.

Also, if someone is in the bathroom, or unaccounted for, will you notice and be mad, the photographer will then have to keep track of every person at every table to make sure he got a pic of everyone.

Post # 6
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I just went to a wedding on Saturday and what your parents requested is exactly what these photographers did–in addition to bringing the video camera around and making us all say something to wish the couple well. I could understand why a photographer wouldn’t want to take those shots–but they are getting paid to do it, I’m sure you’ll find someone.

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