Post # 1
We’re having our second meeting with our photographer in a few weeks and she asked us to have a rough list of our “must have” pictures for the wedding. I know there are lots of obvious ones and some less-obvious ones and I don’t want to forget anything! Especially considering we’re spending a huge chunk of our budget on photography. Lol.
So, what were your must-have shots?
Post # 3
Any particular family groupings: ie my spouse’s cousins span almost 3 decades and are rarely together, so there’s a picture of all the cousins.
I wanted a panorama style shot. I love these folks, but got married in Toronto: http://68photography.ca/
Do you want pictures of the details, like centerpieces, cake, programs? Some specific DIY or detail you love?
Rough timeline type thing? My in laws insisted we take all the family photos during cocktail hour, despite photographers and us not wanting to… so it dragged on forever!
Post # 4
@pigzfly: I think I want some details, but I don’t want like 20 shots of the cake. I do see the need to clarify family groupings, since we have, oh, the most complicated family dynamic EVER? With all the steps, halves, long-term SO’s, etc, that would be important info for the photog.
That is a really cool idea, the panorama. Ugh, why would anyone insist on cocktail hour pictures?? Boo.
Post # 5
We don’t really do the “must have list.” I think people who hire us trust that we are going to be there to capture the important moments of the day. Oh course we listen to input from our clients if they have a neet idea for a photo, but a lot of that can be done on the fly during the day. What we do like to make a list of and plan out extensively are the family formal portraits. Despite the fact that most everyone hates actually doing them, they tend to be the most important photos to family members, and missing a combination can sometimes really upset a side of a family. We’ve found by taking the time to really plan this part out, it eliminates potential hurt feelings and makes the process go much fast for the clients. Have a list, check off combinations as you go along.
Post # 6
@continuumphotography: Great idea. I think we will have to. Like I said above, our dynamic is pretty complicated. I already told my photog sorry in advance, they are nuts. Lol.