Post # 1
This is for the pro’s mostly:
I wish I had the link, but there is a website that has funny wedding photos on it and I came across one where the whole bridal party were on their knees “pretending” to give head to the groom and groomsmen. It could have been a guest shot or it could have been from the pro. I thought to myself, WHY would a pro even agree to take a photo like that!?
So, are there times when a bride and groom want a crazy over the top shot and you’ve just refused to do it or do you pretty much have to do whatever they ask?
Post # 3
Sick! I would like to hear these stories as well. I can’t believe it! Not sure if I should laugh or cry 🙂
Post # 4
There was a thread about the bj photos awhile ago, and everyone had some really interesting points. It would definitely be great to have pro responses too :).
Post # 5
I can only advise. I advise on locations, what shots I consider to be tasteful/classy/fun, I provide explanations as to why I recommend for or against certain things. From there, I do whatever the client decides. However, I would NOT display that photo anywhere in association with my company. If the B&G insisted on a photo that was really that distasteful, I would make them sign an agreement saying they would not display it online in association with my company or have it included in their album.
Post # 6
I think it was Bailey (I’m not sure) who stumbled on a website that has these horrific pictures… horrific in a funny ugh kinda way. I don’t know why a pro would do that. I’m sure it was a friend who took it… I’m hoping.
Post # 7
Ah! My dad is a photographer and I’m trying to picture him taking a picture of such a thing.
I’m all for creative pics but…eck!!
Post # 8
@soon2bhis: OMG I read that as you are trying to get him to take that kind of picture. I just about dropped my laptop on the ground. I think its time for me to go to bed.
I agree with @PassionatePhotoLady:. That way the client still gets what they want but the photographer doesn’t have to sacrafice their reputation.
That being said, I can’t imagine being involved in a picture like that. We laughed like idiots when we had to KISS for engagement pictures.
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Post # 10
+1 to LB. I’m not there to judge, just give my opinion. But I wouldn’t even put that up on their proofing gallery it would only be something for them to have. Luckily I have never and hope to never be put in that situation.
Post # 11
OMG! haha. Sorry, this thread just cracks me up. Why would someone do that?!
Post # 12
Yeah, I saw one pro picture once where the bride and bridal party where in a field, and lifted their dresses and all had their names embroidered on their panties.
Post # 13
I was asked once to take a tasteless photo. Not wanting to argue on the spot, I laughed, said yes, snapped it super fast with no regard for the settings, then promptly left it out of the gallery and the disc.
A lot of alcohol had been consumed and I was never asked about the photo. 🙂