(Closed) What the deal with photographs on wedding blogs?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I find them a bit annoying to be honest. For me, they seem to make all weddings look the same! I particularly don’t like the posed ones where the bride and groom stand about three feet apart and hold hands and look miserable – or there isn’t even a shot of their faces. My photos would never be picked up by a blog. They were almost entirely reportage, except for a few family pics for the grandparents, and they were all about us and our guests, not the details – and I love them! They’re here if you want to look:

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Smile

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@doorstopper:  Lovely photos.  Your sister was bridesmiad? You look very alike!

Post # 6
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@gramgeek:  Lol wedding blog photography is one of my ranty topics! Wink

@ladyartichoke:  Yes, I have two sisters and they were both bridesmaids Smile

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

When we were looking for our photographer we wanted someone who added filters. There are some crappy photographers out there, but even when I looked at award winning photographers a lot of their photos were just ‘nice’ – not ‘wow, amazing’.

Part of that, for me, was because they looked so ‘normal’. When looking for my photographer, I wanted someone who could create pictures that had that ‘fairytale’ look about them – I can take loads of ‘normal’ pictures on my iPhone and what I wanted was a photographer that could capture the day in a completely different style.

The photographer I chose is wonderful – he has a great eye for some amazing shots, but I also completely understand that at a wedding, he won’t have the time to shoot nothing but amazing shots and will have to just capture the day as it goes.

We looked at his photos before and after the filters. His exceptional shots don’t need the filter (his ones of children are the best – I don’t know how he does it but he has a way of capturing the best faces) but his ‘standard’ shots were improved DRAMATICALLY by the use of his vintage filters. Somehow a normal day-to-day picture became beautiful. Sort of how instagram makes any picture look good.

He makes his filters himself and they are just perfect. They are exactly what I want. I don’t want normal, vibrant colours. I want soft, dream-like pictures that will make me feel magical every time I look at them.

🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lookingglass:  +1 This is exactly what I wanted. I love filters because they look nice and they don’t look “average.” I’ve seen some photography (not just wedding photos) that look like I took them with my little point and shoot. That’s not what I want at all.

Post # 11
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2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@doorstopper:  Oh hey, you shared that picture of your mum before! 🙂 Your pictures are awesome!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I’m not a pro…just like photographery.

 

Film isn’t a trend among the top photographers.  They never left it behind.  Many better photographers carry both.

There are less experienced photographers that are hopping on the film bandwagon, of course. There are times when I wonder if we’d have a few more good shots of certain parts of our day if both of our photographers had digitals in their hands (they both had digitals on them, but one shot with film for much of the day time).

When done propertly, I love film. 🙂

 Some interesting pictures showing film vs digital:

Film vs. Digital

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Can someone link me to the type of images the OP is talking about??

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

@gramgeek:  Do you mean images where digital has been manipulated?  I personally don’t love it when photographers make photos grainy or wash out the colors or add a sienna tint.  I don’t see too, too many of those kinds of images making it to Style Me Pretty or the other big wedding blogs.

 

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