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Any advice for an un cooperative bride & groom?

 
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Mar 24, 2009 17:03 as a reply to  @ post 7589458 |  #16

Well as far as talking to them upfront, when we sat down and signed the contract we discussed what they where looking for from the photos, they wanted candids and alot of fun shots on the course. when we were at the event it was as if we never spoke all they wanted was formals, And not even good ones. when i suggested some better locations they decided it was to far to walk so i offered them all golf carts wich the club said i could have full use of and they said "no lets just do them in front of this flower bush". I am all for them getting what they want for thier wedding but i truly feel they will not like the results as much as if i was able to advise them more.
and i do have all the stuff in my contract they cannot get thier money back for this. if i had not let them or taken the time to get good shots then i would return thier money immediatly.
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Mar 24, 2009 17:16 |  #17

If they were un-operative and unwilling to spend time on the day they can't expect great photos.


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Mar 24, 2009 17:25 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #18

thats true tim but I think of myself as someone who wants the finished pictures to come out as much (or in this case more) as the bride and groom. So i guess im more upset for me than for them. Though from everyones responses it sounds like i wont have to worry about this type of couple often if ever again. :D




  
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Mar 24, 2009 17:28 |  #19

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not a lot you can do there, but if you've got a contract then you're covered. Were you having fun with them?

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Mar 24, 2009 17:43 |  #20

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thats true tim but I think of myself as someone who wants the finished pictures to come out as much (or in this case more) as the bride and groom. So i guess im more upset for me than for them. Though from everyones responses it sounds like i wont have to worry about this type of couple often if ever again. :D

There's nothing you can do about it. The quality of people images tend to reflect the amount of time and effort they spend on them.


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Mar 25, 2009 02:22 |  #21

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You can lead a horse to water but...............

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Right on the money! If they wont get involved definitely try your best, but if they still dont come to the party dont kill yourself over it


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Mar 25, 2009 02:57 |  #22

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You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to gargle, then you've got something.


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Mar 25, 2009 06:06 |  #23

Just refrain from calling your bride a horse... Worse things will happen... lol :lol:


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Mar 27, 2009 15:03 as a reply to  @ post 7589458 |  #24

Haven't shot any weddings yet, but have assisted the Wife on some family portrait shoots. Beforehand, the family indicated they wanted "fun and different" pics, rather than just the standard Sears Portrait Studio stuff. So she starts them off with some standard fare group portraits (in a lovely local park) then gets creative with bridge and riverbank and other interesting settings. Her background is in photojournalism, so the style was photojournalistic portraiture. She got some fantastic images out of the session.

What shots did the family order? The static, posed, generic ones. For some people, "best" don't enter into the equation. They want familiar and comfortable. Anything more than "good enough" is wasted effort, sadly.


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Mar 27, 2009 15:09 |  #25

I did a ton of weddings this past year-- I would say that one bride was not thrilled with getting her photo taken-- but my job is to get her comfortable with me in a very short time --- thats what I do.
I would not be concerned -- the bride is the boss and if she does not want her photos taken-- then listen to the boss.


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