Post # 1
Here’s my list, tell me yours.
– dress hanging
– back/train of my dress unbustled
– close up of ring bearer (nautilus shell) pillow
– flower girl tangled in my veil
Rushed (shots didn’t turn out very well)
– bridal portraits
– men’s portraits
It also rained the day after our destination wedding so we were not able to do a trash the dress session at all. =(
I think in hindsight, the missed photos were all “detail” shots. There was one “missed in the moment” shot because my photographer was taking photos of our rings when my flower girl and I were dancing.
Also, because my bridesmaids were late getting ready, my timeline got squished and all the photos got rushed. We missed out on thinking about how/where to do portaits and mostly just took them standing where we were.
Post # 3
commenting to so I can come back and look at this!!! when I talk to my photog!
Post # 4
I don’t have any front facing shots of just my Darling Husband and I that I have seen, major bummer.
I also don’t have any photos of:
-MOH/Best Man signing marriage license
-decor and guests in side (additional) room
-main entrance decor and items (guest book/birdcage card box/gift table/table assignment window) etc
-guest photos in general
Now when I asked my photographer about these listed items he said that there was an issue with the card and unfortunately those photos that he took are lost. I don’t know if this was his way of making up excuses or if this genuinely did happen. Either way I wish I had the photos even though he said and I quote “they aren’t any pivotal or crucial.” They are important to me!
Post # 5
want to look at this later !!
Post # 6
I think my photographer (who is married, and her husband was our second shooter) had a crush on my husband because she took a SHIT TON of pictures of him and his groomsmen and not that many of me and my bridesmaids.
I wish I had better shots of me walking the aisle.
I wish had a couple more first look shots.
I wish they’d realized how awkward the group shot of my husband’s giant, awkward family looked.
That’s about it though. I was very happy with the coverage.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I wish we had some dedicated shots of the bouquets. Also, I wish we had a few more intimate photos, maybe closeups and things, of me and Darling Husband being sweet with each other and a few more bridal portraits. We have some of those, I’d just like more. In general, though, we have a TON of photos (1,398 to be exact) and I am extremely happy with them.
Post # 8
I have only seen about a fifth of mine so far, but I fear that there are no shots of me walking down the aisle from behind. I’m also not sure if there are many with me and my family after the ceremony, but I guess I’ll find out soon enough.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Oh, and we have no photos of the cocktail hour because both photographers were with us for most of that time, which is way more important, but I do wish we had sent one of them off for 10 minutes to capture our guests mingling and so I could see things like our hors d’ouvres and crudite. Again, this is minor, but if I could do it again, I’d probably ask the assistant to go take some shots real quick, perhaps while my dress was being bustled. I mean, you only need so many pictures of your best girlfriends up your dress.
Post # 10
This will be so helpful for me! Thanks bees!
Post # 11
@mrsbruff2b: This is reasonable considering your timeline issues. I will tell you one thing – hair and makeup/getting ready running late definitely has ruined so many timelines for me as a photographer and there’s only so much we can do.
When this sort of thing happens I think the first thing to go is the detail shots. In my mind, if things are running late, detail shots get pushed to the back of the line because I know that worst case scenario I can have the bride bring over or ship her shoes/garter/invitations/other little details to me after the wedding to get shots of if it’s really necessary. Same goes with exterior venue shots (if it’s a local venue). I choose to focus my energy on getting the shots that can’t be done on another day.
Post # 12
Ny photographer didn’t take family pics or pics with the mothers.
Post # 13
@mariematt: Ditto! Hair/makeup seem to always make things run late, and in reutrn it throws me off my timeline. Sometimes we just can’t help the shots that get missed.
Post # 14
I too have way more shots off my husband than me. There are no shots of my matron of honor and I alone. Neither my husband and best man alone. I had lemonade stands in my colors no pictures of that at all. Barely anyphotos of my husband and I dancing. There are no photos of my extended family, there are a ton of my husbands. No just hanging out shots of my bridesmaids. No head on bouquet shots. We have one awful shot of my tree and guest book, there is food on the table. I’m sad honestly. I wanted some care free photos of my husband and I, and I just don’tfeel like there were any of anything. There are barely any good photos of me walking down the aisle none of myhusbands face. I can’t recreate these moments. Thank god my brothers girlfriend took 2000 photos, she got his face.
Post # 15
A good old traditional shot of just Darling Husband and I posed at the altar. Plenty of action shots, group/family photos, some beautiful outdoors shots…but not the classic bride and groom at the altar, looking at the camera.
Post # 16
Some of these comments are the reason why I tell my couples to make a list of formal shots so none are forgotten. They day gets hetic, timelines are off etc. Your photographer is not going to know everyone you want formals with.. It also goes to show how important it is to keep things running on time. So many times my formals with the bride and groom are maybe 10-15 minutes, then they have to rush off!
Also some photographers arent detail minded. I shoot every detail of the day some just dont. Im personally a detail junkie, I think those type of images make nice art pieces for the home. If I can I get there early to get detail shots out of the way.. You want all the detials.. tell your photographer. 🙂