Renee
Just Said Yes November 2022

Non-picture People

Renee, on August 14, 2021 at 8:52 PM Posted in Planning 0 5
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My fiancee and I don't really care for pictures of ourselves. If we take any of ourselves, we take them ourself. I've been trying to figure out how many pictures we would need the photographer to take and don't wanna regret not taking some. I just want to find a good middle-ground for us uncomfortable people. What could we do? Is there any key pictures we would definitely want of us two?

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Latest activity by Mcskipper, on August 15, 2021 at 1:58 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    Are you referring to posed photos? If so, I would check with the photographer on this. I would definitely try to get some photos of just you two at the venue, or during sunset/evening (if you have an evening wedding), or just a couple quick images of you two together somewhere scenic. Though, if you don't want a whole lot, let your photographer know that as well. Are there any specific poses or scenes that you've seen that you like? Maybe limit the photos of you two to just those poses, and let your photographer take candid photos of you two throughout the rest of the wedding?
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  • Candace
    Devoted March 2022
    Candace ·
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    That's not really something you need to figure out. The photographer will charge by the hour or a multiple hour package and take a ton of photos. Then they will edit the best ones for your gallery. They will also be able to guide you through the best posed photos for your venue. You can let them know that you don't want to be taking a lot of posed pictures since you're not really comfortable with that. I think the candid ones are the best anyway!
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Most of the pictures the photographer will take you won’t be posing for or aware that he’s even taking. The posed photos are about an hour and it will fly by. You will feel like you didn’t take enough. You don’t have to worry about a specific amount, photographer charge by the hour and you want them to take as many as possible so you have a lot of good options to choose from.
    Don’t stress yourself over this, a good photographer will give you great direction and make you feel at ease.
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  • Bird
    Dedicated June 2021
    Bird ·
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    I regret not having more solo pictures with my husband and that’s after having an hour of time together with the photographer hahah


    So since you say you don’t really like getting photos taken, my advice would be: do a private first look with your photographer (no one else around, no family, no friends) so you can try to feel a little more at ease and not like people are watching you. Enjoy your time with your soon to be husband!

    At the ceremony, your photographer should get some great shots of you saying your vows, or putting on rings. Will you have a cake? He can take photos of you feeding each other the first bite. Photos of you dancing together for your first dance if you’re having one? Are any family members going to be a part of your wedding day? Maybe some portraits with them (older family usually love to have these portraits and put them in frames) there are lots more ideas for photo opportunities... I hope you decide to go with a photographer, and have a great wedding Smiley smile

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    We hate pictures of us, especially posed. But we knew having some photo memories were important, maybe for us some day, but more so for our parents&families, and maybe even future children. So, we hired a photographer for a partial day. Initially we were just doing ceremony and portraits — us, bridal party, and immediate family. We ended up adding Getting Ready photos too and I’m glad we did because they’re nice, fun candids— that’s the stuff I like! Our photographer left after cocktail hour— and our reception was just a party vs a series of photo ops. A couple people snapped first dance pics and that’s plenty to keep me happy.


    The portraits we did were just quick, checking off the list with the important people. And then, for the pics of us, we mostly did “action” shots— we acted natural, and just took a little couple stroll down the beach, and our photographer captured those moments. Worked out great for us because we have some nice photos without being forced into poses.
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