(Closed) Wedding photos–what do you NOT want?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

People holding picture frames and pee-coloured skies.

No random pianos in a field, no oversized balloons, and also no jumping.

ETA: We chose a photographer who takes very “real” photos and doesn’t use props or trendy poses, so we didn’t have to worry about any of this.  Just choose wisely and communicate about what you want!  🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

None of the jumping stuff.

None of the kissing and having the wedding party creepily staring at us.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

no jumping pictures, no showing off shoes/socks, there’s a staircase at our venue so no lining up on the staircase

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

A picture of the dress on a hanger, or the shoes in a shoebox/sitting out.

Getting-ready pictures.

Generally, pictures of “stuff” rather than people.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The jumping, the feet, the headless people, anything “foggy or “misty” looking like we are in the forest from Twilight haha. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Uh, any profile photos of me looking dOwn.

Double chin much?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Selective color, Strange angles, No jumping pictures, Nothing unnatural looking (If I wouldnt do it normally I am NOT doing it in a wedding dress) No pee color sky, No instagram looking pictures, No fake vintage, no strange out of focus pictures, and no heavy editing.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No jumping, Nothing of grooms men lifting me up, no cheesy hand hearts

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

NO JUMPING PIC, and no Glamour Shots-style soft focus. Also no pics where everything is in black and white except the bouquet. Ugh. And no cliched “sneaking up behind the groom while his back is turned” pics. If they come up with another way to do first look, I might consider it, but I think those pics are Kraft-caliber cheesy. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Hmmm, I’m not sure what you all mean by “pee colored sky”.

I don’t want pictures of the rings in random places, like on a flower pedal, on a shoe, on a tree branch etc.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did not want any of the jumping bridal party stuff, but I never told our photgrapher beforehand and I’m glad I didn’t because I love the way the pictures turned out.

 

@Amber.Dawn:  Totally agree with no creepy staring pictures!! I’ve been in pictures where we’ve had to do that- so awkward!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Juliepants:  oh you are going to hate me….

in our engagement shot we were holding blackboards so we are having our reception photographer take pics of our guests holding blackboards with what they choose to write as our guestbook.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Anything that looks overedited. Photos with really bright or muted colors. Photoshop does not make up for bad photography skills. 

Our photographer actually says in his contract that he has the right to refuse taking any posed photos that he thinks compromises his creative style and integrity. It sounds like a douchy thing to say, but it’s also why I think he’s awesome. He doesn’t do all the cliche bullshit.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Pokemon:  Haha!  I wouldn’t hate you, silly.  Actually, I think some of the photos with props turn out amazing!  They’re just not for me.

The guestbook thing sounds cute.  Make sure you have wet cloths to clean the boards between uses so you can clearly see the words people have written!  🙂

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