(Closed) what would you do?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: what would you do in my situation
    take all photos pre-ceremony and keep cold water near by : (11 votes)
    42 %
    take all photos post-ceremony and just do a post-ceremony touch up : (12 votes)
    46 %
    take some photos before and some after..compromise (but this is probably going to cost more) : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oh no, that would be awful if he got sick! Still, what if you planned to take photos some place with shady areas to rest, kept cold water on hand, maybe some umbrellas to keep the sun out of the way during downtime, and those little battery-operated fans?

    I think you’re right – 4 pm vs. 2 pm probably won’t be a huge difference.

    Post # 4
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would take all photos pre-ceremony and try to have a an air conditioned limo near by or stay close to an air conditioned space. My Fiance also does not like heat so our plan is to take quick breaks to help him cope. Lots of water and an air conditioned escape location!

    Post # 5
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think 4-4:30 is the hottest time of day, after the sun has heated everything up.  I would tell him he will probably be cooler at 2, even if the sun is more direct at that time.  Maybe you could meet even earlier?

    Post # 6
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As a wedding photographer, I DREAD anything outdoors “in” the sun before 4pm. Can we do it, sure thing! Is a shady area better… oh yes! Honestly, I personally find 2pm more hot than 4pm… and while still very bright and sunny…. anything from about 11-3 is just pure torture for a photographer. 

    Again, a good accomplished and educated photographer can make it work… if you have a “lower skilled” or “newer” photographer… doing them that early may not turn out well. If they have a solid education and understand flash and lighting, then you’ll be OK…. Just something to think about. Either way, I would plan to find a nice shaded area…. but not a splotchy one where there will be many leaf shadows on your faces, etc 🙂

    Post # 7
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    In most places, the actual heat of the day isn’t until the late afternoon or early evening. I don’t think 4:30 will be at all cooler than 2PM and having the pictures out of the way before the ceremony will allow you to enjoy your wedding much more.

    Post # 8
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I do think it’s much cooler at 4pm as opposed to 2pm.  I would take the pics after the ceremony because FI’s comfort and health should come before perfect make up in teh pics.  Also, it seems like it would be easier for you to re-touch your makeup after the ceremony than it would to deal with the heat and stress of possible sickness.  Good luck!

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