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New coworker: So, when’s your wedding?
Me: Next month

Oh my gosh!  We’re totally at the point where we can say “next month.”

Didn’t we just start planning?

Anyway, time is FLYING and we did get a lot done.  This week we are focusing on preparing for our co-ed wedding shower to be held on Saturday.  I got the little centerpiece things done for the benches and all the shower thank-you cards have been done..

We’re in the process of scanning our baby pictures for the photo montage.  I’m a little peeved at the fact that I have to be the one to scan our pictures for the photographer.  I’m just lucky my tech-savvy baby brother has a pretty good photo scanner.  Isn’t this task supposed to be taken care of by the photographer?  I mean.. doesn’t she know that we have a lot to take care of already?  It’s annoying that we have to take the time to not only FIND pictures for the montage.. but scan them.. them mail the CDs off to her with the pictures..

I mean.. maybe it’s a good thing that we are doing it ourselves because we can ensure that we won’t be losing any of our baby pictures in the process of sending them to the photographer to get processed..

But what if a photograph doesn’t scan well.. I don’t have the skills to “photoshop” a photo to make it suitable?

I’m just starting to second guess my choice of photographer..

Did anyone have to do the scanning themselves for their photographer?!

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I like my photographer.. so none of this is really about bashing her.. I was just thinking about ways that photographers could cater to bridezilla tendencies.. should they come along..

Ok.. maybe not “bridezillas..”

Maybe more like brides that really know what they want out of their shoots.. or even brides that aren’t too sure what they want.. but they do know what they DON’T want..

I understand that professional wedding photographers usually have tons of clients and are always super busy.. especially around peak wedding season.. but while a photographer has TONS of brides.. a particular bride has only ONE photographer.. and sometimes a bride wants to be treated as if they are the only job a photographer has..

That’s tough.. I know.. so as a bride.. I’d have to be more understanding..

Anyway.. I think that a photographer has to sort of understand a couple before the shoot.. I think that if they knew the couple on a slightly more personal than professional level.. the pictures will come out so much better.. for several reasons..

1. The couple will be more comfortable with the photographer so that they will be more at ease with the poses and the intimate moments that the photographer may ask them to show..

2.  The photographer would have a better idea of the direction, look, and feel that the couple would like their shoot to be..

Photographers should take the time to meet with the couple at least once.. maybe twice.. in a non-professional type setting.. maybe a lunch.. brunch.. or just a coffee shop type meeting.. where they can get to know a couple.. and then ask about certain aspects of their photos..

Maybe I’m asking too much of photographers.. they are busy people.. but a wedding usually comes once in a couple’s lives..

Just a thought..


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