(Closed) TALK to your photographer!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are you comfortable talking to your photographer(s)?
    Absolutely! : (22 votes)
    54 %
    Yes : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Not sure, haven't thought much about it. : (4 votes)
    10 %
    No : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    thank you!

    We are shooting a friends wedding in October and they apartently think that since we’re friends they don’t have to give us any details or respond to any emails/texts/calls!  We’re about to give us but who knows!

    Post # 5
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    well… what do you guys suggest?  what questions should the clueless bride (like me) be asking you???  is there a list of questions that we could use as a basis or a general theme of questions???

    We’re gonna be asking a friend to do our photos (he doesn’t normally do weddings, and yes, he’s a pro and we LOVE his work). 

    What do you suggest?  Especially if we (me and my Fiance especially) don’t want to cramp their creativity? 

    Post # 7
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Zinzerena: I also think that it is a good idea to let your photog know what types of pics you particularly do and do not like (if you care). For example… I hate pictures with people’s heads cut off. I know they’re trendy and artsy and super popular right now– but I really don’t like them and I’d rather my photog not waste time on pictures I definitely don’t want. A few weeks before my e-session I plan to go through my photog’s photo galleries online and pull a few examples of pics I love and a few that aren’t my style as much. Obviously everything is going to be his style… but if he knows I love one thing over another I think he’ll be better able to do what we want. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Photos were really important to me, but our photographer was from out of town, making it difficult to get to know her and we weren’t able to have an engagement session.

    I went through her portfolio, as well as found other photos that I liked. Her photos are gorgeous, and I didn’t want to cramp her style, but still wanted certain photos done the way I wanted. I sent her the photos that I really liked with a little bit about what I liked about the photo. (color, lighting, pose, background…). I also spoke up while we were taking photos. In one spot there was a bench, and I mentioned getting a few picks on it, which came out great.

    Our photographer also suggested some spots and poses, and we let her work. Most of it we loved, some not so much. We really didn’t like the few shots where she had us be serious. For one, it wasn’t us, but we also looked like we were about to murder someone. But we talked to her enough ahead of time, that there were only a few pictures out of the batch that we really didn’t like. 

    Also, because we were long distance, I sent her pictures/descriptions of where I wanted to take photos so that she would be prepared.

    Post # 9
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    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @CorgiTales: I dislike the photos with heads cut off too. There was one of my coworker’s husband and their 4 month old, but she cut his head of in a way that just didn’t look right. There were a few of us with our heads cut off as well, that we weren’t fans of.

    Post # 10
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I didn’t really communicate with my photographer. I spoke to him when we booked him 1 year before the wedding then about 2 weeks before the big day I think he called me to touch base. It was understood from the beginning that he was running the show. I work full time and was married in a city that I don’t live in, meanwhile my photog shoots weddings at my venue every other weekend so I knew he’d make much better decisions than I would about logistics and photos. It worked out perfectly and I have no regrets about the way we did it.

    Post # 14
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Questions we need from our bride to shoot her wedding include the basics:

    where is the thing?!  …well specifically, I know the city
    what time? 
    reception location? 
    any photography restrictions in the church?
    where will you be getting ready? 
    do you want photos of the bride & groom getting ready? 
    first look photos? 
    group shots before? 
    How much time between ceremony & reception?
    how big is the wedding party?
    are you having a videographer?
    are you having a DOC?
    must have shots?
    rainy day back up plan?

    Post # 15
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @MWP: welcome! I figured someone otta ask something to get the ball rolling, so to speak. 🙂 And I’m not the least bit shy about voicing my opinions, lol.

    @CorgiTales: great suggestion!!!

    @Rgeddy: thanks for the list!  It’s always good to have an idea of what questions to ask. 🙂

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