Post # 1
Hi! I’m trying to put together some images for our photographers. They are all friends and wonderful amature photographers but none of them have ever really done a wedding before. I’m trying to keep in mind that I’m the only person who spends all day every day on wedding websites and therefore trying to set my photographers up for success by compiling images I like. I’m having lots of luck, but can’t seem to find any examples of this one shot I want. We’re having a fairly small wedding (around 75) and I want one of those shots with ALL the wedding guests in it and the bride and groom standing in front. If anyone could share one or could point me in the direction of some I’d really apprecaite it. My normal super human googling powers seem to have failed me on this issue. Thanks a million!
Post # 3
I recently posted one at the bottom here. It would have been better if they were standing on steps graduating upward. I’m sure you’ll find one if you look through here at everyone’s post wedding photos. Try going through tags "post wedding"
Post # 4
The photographer I am using has taken large group shots but I can’t exactly find the pictures. Her blog website is http://www.michelleturnerphotography.net/ and she has slideshow links in several entries.
Post # 5
i don’t have a pic to contribute as i am having some technical dificulties, but i can say that one of the best everyone shots we had was with our photographer standing on a hill in front of us with everyone looking up toward him. i feel that as long as you can get your photographer above you in some fashion whether on a balcony, hill, ladder, etc…..you can get a great shot of people’s faces.
Post # 6
I found this online, but I can’t remember where. I saved it to show my photographer.
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Post # 8
The knot is a good place to look (that’s where barbagrlshell’s is from – see the little "K" in the left corner 😉
One thing that I just want to point out is, if you’re friends are all taking pictures and they are amatures – do not expect the quality or out come of the photos you are handing over to them for inspiration. Photography isn’t a matter of owning a big camera, it’s a matter of knowing it inside and out and having all the accessories to make the photo look that way.
My FH had friends take pictures of his first wedding to save some money (it was actually given to them as a gift by the people taking them), and they HAD done a wedding before and they were the worst photos he ever had. I’m not trying to scare you by any means, but I just think maybe if there’s a lot of time left before the wedding they can take some pratice shots of things to help you achieve what you are trying to get. The photo jourolistic approach to weddings which is so popular, requirs different lens’ and knowing how to angle to get the right shot.
I’m sure many a amature has shot a wedding and it turned out great, I only say this so they can maybe pratice before the big day to save you the hassle of disappointment of because after this day is over those pictures and you’re memory will be all you have left.