Post # 1
“Because I shoot specifically in a documentary way, I am not going to photograph every tiny detail, every single person, etc. I photograph what I find to be interesting and usually center on the key people, the bride and groom, family, and bridal party. So, if there is something or someone specific, you should specify that.”
I don’t know what to say. I guess I need to figure out a list or something? …
Post # 3
Makes sense to me. I mean, they can’t be EVERYWHERE at every moment. Let him know what is important to you, otherwise you may be upset he didn’t capture something specific. And of course, i notice that phtographers generally focus on the bride, groom, family, and wedding party.
I think a list would be good. You may have some things that you feel are *must haves* and you should communicate that with him.
Post # 4
Its seems like this is just to keep you from coming back at them and saying “well you didnt get a picture of my cousin’s third wife’s niece eating a piece of wedding cake”… I would def have examples or suggestions to give the photographer on pictures or types of pictures/things you know you want taken!
Ok that being said, This would make me a little nervous only bc details are important to me, and I would worry this photographer might focus too much on boring or standard pics of the wedding, and not get too creative ((but this is just me worrying for you lol))
Good Luck… 🙂
Post # 5
Also I say if he is asking you to get specific, get specific. Show him photos you like and make a list of some sort to let him know what you feel is important and you know you want taken.
Post # 6
Sounds pretty fair. Just provide them with a list of shots that are important to you. Do you have a 2nd shooter as well? If you do, you could assign those “detail shots” to the 2nd shooter, while the main photog takes shots of the “key people.” 🙂
Post # 7
I would also make sure that you let him know about any little details, like your rings, programs, cake, ect.
Post # 8
I agree with what the others said. Makes sense and is most likely just so you can’t come back saying they didn’t get everyone.
My photographer asked for a list of “must haves” and I wasn’t sure what all that encluded. I was at my brothers and saw their list of “must haves” from their photographer hanging on their fridge. I copied down and would be happy to send it to you…just PM me for it. I’m not sure if I’m going to use them all but it is giving me an idea of what I should include or not forget.
Post # 9
I think that this is round about way of saying that unless you give him a shot list, he’s doesn’t guarantee anything. I can understand this, although I think he should state in a more clear and direct way. I would be sure to give him a list of must-have shots.
Post # 10
Yeah I think that if he shoots in the “documentary style” this is just his way of covering his a** so you don’t come back at him later and complain about things he didn’t get. I think it’s actually good that he is asking you for specifics if you hadn’t thought about doing a shot list. Definitely just figure out your must haves and then let him do his thing and you should be fine. The phrasing on the email was kind of obnoxious, though. Sounds like he may have a bit of that “I’m the artiste” attitude. He better back up that ‘tude with some gorgeous shots!
Post # 11
That sounds pretty similar to what our photographer told me, and I think it’s as ejs said; if they don’t get a photo of every single last person at the wedding, it’s not their fault. I think that your photographer would appreciate you making a list of shots that are important to you that they get; that way, if you want detail shots of your shoes, your dress, your mom busting a move on the dance floor, whatever… they have that in advance and can make sure they get those shots.
Post # 12
I find this odd that he/she is telling you this right before your wedding. This seems to be something they should have shared when you interviewed them.
Be very specific and send a list of shots you want and people you want in pictures. Good luck!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
My photographer voiced the same thing to us in our interview. I think it’s normal for photojournalistic type photographers – they just want to make sure you are specific so you don’t end up disappointed.
Post # 14
At first I thought that sounded a bit weird, but I guess you guys are right. I would make sure that I have a list of the important stuff and/or a 2nd shooter to focus on the other details as well. Good luck!
Post # 15
Hi. There’s a 2nd shooter … but all along I thought that the way he photographs includes details …
I love the details. I’ve been making a list in microsoft word for him!
Post # 16
that would worry me, we work so hard on our details! my photographer had a list that i could check of all the details that are important to me, and asked for me to make a list of my own. i suggest making a list.