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Feb 10, 2006 02:13 |  #1

Hi Guys

I just e-mailed my brother (Im their wedding photographer for their big day) and i have just encountered a slight problem (More for me than anything!!)

His fiance' is very against having this wedding, she wants to be married, but really isn't for all the frills n fancy bits, so they are having a VERY simple cocktail party and ceremony.

Anyway he told me Kate isn't too keen on having photo's anyway, and the "Pro Shots" will probably not even happen, im going to push for it because it hink it is nice to have at least 2 photo's at the very LEAST that they can have framed up on their wall - that are posed and well thought out.

The rest will be very casual shots - she wants candid but i think i might just use my artistic approach because i really don't liek doing candid, if anything id prefer candid with artsy fartsy involved if youg et what i mean?


I guess my main problem is not being able to get real creative with the photo shoot - and to ask if anyoen else has had a couple like this? I have not just them but clients the weekend after wanting the same thing lol so im surrounded by the no frills weddings. They don't have bridesmaids and groomsmen or anything like that

It IS their wedding after all and im happy to do this for them - but should is till convince them to have some pro shots??


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Feb 10, 2006 05:04 |  #2

I have one of these coming up in about ten days... the bride isn't keen on photos but the parents are. I've not talked to her yet even, we'll meet a few days before the wedding, when she's in the city. I plan to do whatever she asks, and point out the photos are their memory and also for their parents, if she doesn't come around she's the boss and i'll do whatever she wants. Ask me thursday week if I have any more ideas.


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Feb 10, 2006 05:18 |  #3

When my daughter got married last summer, she wanted mostly candids of her day. The men were very unco-operative when it was their turn to be photographed. Talk about pulling your hair out!!! Yet, the B&G's favorite photos were the candid moments and not the portraits or group shots. Good luck and just shoot from the wings.


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Feb 10, 2006 05:57 |  #4

On my first wedding I was told by the bride that she wanted candids. Nothing posed. On the day of, suddenly she started pulling people from the reception up onto the stage for posted shots....and expected me to be prepared. Then she chewed me out when I presented photos that she said "aren't worth printing".

No matter what the bride tells you she wants before the wedding....do the opposite...because I guaran-damn-tee ya she'll want the opposite...and blame you for not doing it.


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Feb 10, 2006 06:42 |  #5

I'd say you push for posed portraits and do the rest candid. She *will* come around and then be disappointed when she see's that there's no "nice images" of she and her husband. Plus like always, the parents wants those traditional photo's. So tell her to give you 10 min to give you *some* of that.


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Feb 10, 2006 07:07 |  #6

Great suggestions guys....to bring in the fact that the parents will want those shots (Kate is kinda against doing what her mum and dad want HAHAHA) but maybe she will listen for just a quick 20 minute shoot to the side - i can get at LEAST 20 shots then...and ill just get everyone around to sit there and make fun of them as that should make them laugh LOL
After all...they are my brother and sis in law - i can tell them what to do LOL within reason!!

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Feb 10, 2006 07:18 as a reply to  @ PIXI_666's post |  #7

Well Well Well:

In my area most of the clients would like to have 20% Portiture and 80% Journalistic type photography. And I make sure that I ask what they are
looking for. I have a few outdoor weddings where I think this will work
really well. I find you can be more artistic with the Candids. Just the 2
cents I always give. Good luck on the shoot and I would like to see some
of them when you are ready to post them.


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Feb 10, 2006 17:19 |  #8
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Feb 10, 2006 21:32 |  #9

LOL they aren't paying a bill...he's my bro, its our gift to them


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Feb 10, 2006 22:25 |  #10

put on a long lens and document the day... tell them that you are available for ANYthing they would like... If it is a gift. give them the gift they want to recieve rather than the gift you want to give..



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Feb 11, 2006 02:07 |  #11

LOL yes Kawter...i guess you are right, although people have suggested that parents will want a few nice posed shots, so its all good i will get a couple off them, but then stay in the background most of the day to get those casual shots they want - who knows, they could turn out to be th ebest ones!!!!

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Feb 11, 2006 03:22 as a reply to  @ PIXI_666's post |  #12

candid moments gives you the most natural look, smiles and poses of the subject your shooting at. good luck on that day :)

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Feb 11, 2006 14:03 |  #13

trust me PIXI I know it SUCKS.. i have had a few customers with the same mindset,,,, one bride told me (I actually didn't even want a photographer but my mom made me and she paid for it)

the thing was, by the end of the day she was "wanting" and "posing" for shots on her own.. sometimes if you just let them unstress and let them know that you will do WHATEVER they wan't, they open up and become less of bridezilla

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Feb 11, 2006 19:29 |  #14

hahaha Yes i understand being bridezilla, i think i lasted 10 whole minutes of being bridezilla when i got married recently...only because stress built up...and then i was sooo excited about getting the photos done, i almost passed out because it was a huge relief - gosh us woman are so damn silly! LOL


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Feb 11, 2006 23:22 |  #15

gosh us woman are so damn silly! LOL

Okay guys, remember that she said it first. :D


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