FI's Camera Giveaway idea in lou of photographer
Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:50 PM
He sugessed we spend $1000 on a bunch of digital cameras and on the first night at our welcome diner and we do a drawing or giveaway for our guests but the people who recieve the cameras must take pictures the entire trip and surrender the memory card before they leave. That way we have like 20 eyes around for 5 days rather than a few for the ceromony. What do you think? Could this work?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:52 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:54 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:17 PM
I haven't printed up one wedding picture either; however, I don't regret spending money on a pro to capture those moments. Everyone's priorities are different though. I'd just hate for you to regret it cause it's not something you can easily re-do.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:19 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:28 PM
Wedding photographers train for years (and some still dont get it right) to capture the right moments from the right angles in the right light etc.
Additionally they spend the time cropping and editing the photos so they are just right, and have a trained "eye" for doing it.
My other concern is do you think you can have enough people to take the serious pics you want? Or on the flip side, do you think some guests will go too far and be roaming all over during the ceremony trying to get shots? Or you have a bunch of shots from your guests vantage point of sitting in thier seat?
I just think back to all my lovely friend from this site, and how I anxiously await FB pics to show up and just get more excited for the pro pics, cause you can see what the bride looks like .. kinda.. in friends pics, but get the "feeling" of the wedding from the pro pics.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:33 PM
i mean pics of the kiss, his face when you're walking down the aisle, the ring exchange and pics of the two of you after and with your guests. no matter how good the digital cameras are or how much your guests enjoy taking pics, it'll never replace a professional.
plus your guests might feel like they have to capture those "perfect moments" and as a guest i would be a little stressed by this. they want to be able to enjoy the ceremony and reception, not be ready to snap a great shot.
lighting is also a huge deal in photography. check out this thread, it shows a big difference b/t certain lighting and how angels affect the results even during the same time of day...
i always hear that your wedding day goes by super fast and you don't remember a lot of it....so of course the pics are going to be your memories. just a thought!!
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:34 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:39 PM
BUT.... I wouldn't trade my pro pics for anything. People either have an eye for a picture or they don't. Do you really want to chance not getting one of you and FI's first kiss? Do you really want to ask your guests to pay attention to their camera and shot instead of listening to your vows? Like Rachel, all of our priorities are different, but you can't recreate a DW just to get a missed photo op. I'm now addicted to pro pictures and want someone to capture every important moment in my life LOL
A lot of photogs will just give you a DVD of your pics so you don't have to pay for albums and prints and stuff that you don't want. And they will tailor their shooting time to your needs. Even the photogs included in the wedding packages are usually pretty good.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:43 PM
I hope it all works out for you!
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