(Closed) what do you wish your photographer took a photo of?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wish I had more of my mum and me, one with my family and she missed some of the details I worked so hard on, and it still upsets me… I can’t stress enough the importance of giving your photographer a list of must have photos even if you trust them! 

Post # 4
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t appreciate the whole first look thing until after the wedding as my thought was very traditional. But, when I had walked down the aisle my husband couldn’t look at me all in one go as he got emotional so now perhaps with hindsight it would’ve been a good idea to do a first look.

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

More shots with our extended families.

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My dress before I changed.  The photographer was scoping the location while I got dressed.

Post # 7
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I need this also! Starting to compile my list for the photographer.

Post # 8
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

the tables/reception details set up before everyone was in the room

shots of us listening to the toasts (But in his defense, we sat in an awkward place that made this kind of impossible. It’s really our fault, not his.)

a really good shot of me laughing with my friends 

formal shots of Darling Husband and me separately — we didn’t take any, and on that day it didn’t seem to matter, but looking back I wish I had a couple of really kickass shots of myself in my dress, alone. We’ve considered doing a one-year anniversary shoot for this reason.

Post # 9
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@windmills:  I would have thought a photographer would have gotten up to msee sure he got the shot!!

Post # 10
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i got most of what i wanted except a full length pics of me and my BMs. we only got some siting down together on a bench.  Also, if there something specific you need to tell your photog, don’t forget. for me, i didn’t tell her my e-ring was heart shaped, so in my ring pics, it is upside down and looks like a spade rather than a heart.   also make a small list of any important details you want.  likely your photog will get most of them, but unless you say which are MOST important, it’s possible they could be the one or two that get missed.

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2003

No excuse for any of these misses… I would like to offer just a bit of advice. Make sure you get 2 photographers, also it is not a bad idea to have a husband and wife team. They are used to working with each other constantly, know where the other will be, and dedicate their time respectively to different things.

We were talking to the wedding planner at a local resort, and she said that she mainly recommends married teams, because if you are not married, you do not fully grasp what the day is all about…

The female can do : getting ready(hair, makeup, dressing, etc); bride; bridesmaids; detail shots; cake pics; one view of the ceremony; married couple shots aka formals (main view); couple with parents, grand-parents, family, etc; some guest candids; and main view of reception events, speeches, toasts etc.

The male can do : groom and groomsmen getting ready (as well as posed shots); detail shots; cake pics; second view of the ceremony; guests watching the ceremony; married couple formals (alternate view), bridal party formals; family pics of guests; candid shots throughout the remainder of the wedding day/evening, and alternate view of main reception events.

Hope that helps.

Post # 12
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Here are a few that I wish had gotten photographed:

– my shoes and my husband’s socks. They matched. I have pictures of my shoes, but wish we had gotten a pic of our feet together. I might still take a picture of them now…

– or place cards set up on the table. They were a big DIY project with my family. I never got to see them all set up in the venue.

That’s it though. Our photographer did a great job otherwise!

Post # 13
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m bummed about not getting certain family pictures but that’s my fault, not his. Other than that, I really wish he would have gotten a good picture of our DIY photo booth. Darling Husband and my Father-In-Law built the whole thing and it was out of this world. I’m really sad that I don’t have any photographic proof of that. I’m also bummed that he didn’t get a shot of any of our favors opened. We gave our guests apple pies as their favor and he only took pictures of the outsides of the box. It would have been nice to have a picture of the actual pie. Oh well. Can’t change it now.

Post # 14
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is a pretty simple one, but turned out to be a big disappointment.  We had a a lot of natural candid shots, and sort of posed shots, but there was no plain simple typical semi faced forward everyday shot or one good one of the entire front of my dress wihtout my bouquet in front of me.

Post # 16
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There are a few pics that I wish I had gotten:

  • More pics of my husband getting ready
  • More pics of the groom and groomsmen together
  • More pics of the bridal party together
  • Pics in front of the stairwell in the venue
  • Pics in front of the water fountain in front of the venue
  • Pics of the bridal party once they changed clothes

Oh well…..

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