(Closed) Wasnt going to have a photographer…but….

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yay! What good luck. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s awesome! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thats great! I’m glad you decided to have a photographer, for me it is my #1 on the list of priorities, guess what FI’s is Of course food! haha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Omg, of the thousands of shots she is going to take at your wedding she is only going to give you 40?! I sincerely hope you get to pick which 40, otherwise, even for $425 you can find someone else on craigslist. That’s $10 per photo – I dont even charge that much PER PHOTO and I’m an established pro in a major city. Neither one will be professional of course, but at least you’ll get more than ONE out of every 100 shots she takes, geeze, all the photos you’ll never see is unsettling at that rate. You need at least 150-200 shots total for a wedding regardless what the person charges.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lifegirl:  as in, she will only give you 40 photos? or she will only give you 40 edited photos (and the rest unedited)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Is she a cosmetologist that is trying to break into photography? The hair and makeup piece is what really threw me – most people aren’t even good at 2 out of those 3, let alone all 3. I would be nervous she was over promising. My salon even has different people do updos and makeup just because the person who is good at makeup, while she is a good hairdresser, doesn’t love doing updos.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Only 40 photos? that doesn’t make sense…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You can have 40 photos just from portraits… doesn’t leave you with much.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lifegirl:  wow, people are being really cynical! I think it sounds like a great plan. honestly when people’s wedding albums pop up on facebook I get so excited to look through them and get bored after the first 30 photos and they havent even got to the ceremony yet! I would LOVE it if people narrowed it down to the best 40. I love having photos of things like events, holidays etc but i have no idea why people think they ‘need’ 200 photos of their wedding. how many photos did our parents have, I wonder?

the hair and make up sounds good too. these are two things that I just don’t understand the need to spend so much on. I’m doing hair & make up myself and my brother is doing photography. and he’s a pilot! who knew a person could be good at doing more than one thing?! lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Polkadot, have you ever seen the “must have” lists of shots that get posted on these boards regularly? Many are over 100 photos long and those are JUST the typical brides must haves. It doesn’t matter how many photos our parents got because we live in an age of completely different expectations and technology, hence the rise in photography costs as well. Also there is a difference between the 40 best of photos from a seasoned pro and the 40 best of of an amateur. A seasoned pros best 40 will focus on telling the complete story of the day as much as possible and be chosen bc they are the best, most creative photos of the thousands of usable photos the photographer took that day. An amateurs best 40 will likely be the 40 images that actually came out from the thousands that missed focus exposure etc. so you’re more likely to get 30 photos from whatever the easiest lighting scenarion was for the photographer (maybe 30 bride and groom) then 5 ceremony and 5 reception etc.) I do pick about 30-40 best of shots for my blog, but they are the best for the reasons I mentioned and 95% of the thousands I took were usable. The blog collection usually leaves out moments like first kiss, ring exchanges, first dances etc because while I have the photos of those moments they werent the most exceptional so they don’t make top 40. I include all those moments and any others captured in a gallery of 600-1k images and often have a hard time getting it down to that number because there are so many great moments I don’t want to leave out. If you ever saw a real professional collection of wedding images by a great photographer you would cringe at the thought of only ever seeing 40 of the hundreds of amazing photos. All we were saying is at least she will SEE more than 40 with the option to buy the rest so she doesn’t just get 30 shots of her bouquet (yes I’ve taken that many ) and nothing else. Or what if she has 40 combinations of family formals or even 20 combos, which is pretty typical, that’s half her photos right there. The photographer is literally only bound to deliver 40 photos. We aren’t being cynical we are just looking out for a bride and sharing our professional knowledge with regard to how few that number can really mean to save her potential disappointment.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@polkadotgirl:  Narrowing it down to appease a friend’s attention span (or lack) for Facebook is a completely different matter then teling the story of someone’s wedding day.  Legitimate professionals on average turn over 50-100 iimages per hour of service.

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