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boy am i glad to have found this post. i never thought about how it could be construed at rude to keep sending your photog photo lists. it helps a lot to know that for when i make my decision, i'll just have to go with who i love the most. I will probably still make a small list after reading how some very special very important shots have been missed....
I should mention that I think there are two kinds of lists. One list is of specific formal groupings, family combinations that the couple wants to be sure to photograph. I like these lists because it makes them think about what pictures they really want.

The other type of list is the shot by shot list of everything to cover. A good photog is going to know what elements are important to tell the story of your day.

Did you see Ocean's Thirteen? There's a scene where the card-shuffler hacker briefly explains to the experienced hustlers how to play blackjack. It's kinda like that.

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and i like the idea of letting your photog know where pictures can be skimped (i.e. getting ready) and where you want a fuller shoot (i.e. the reception).
No! [cue ed munch scream hands to face]

I actually recommend the opposite. I usually find more moments between the bride and her friends/family during before the wedding that make great images than in the last hour or so of the reception. Assuming you've covered any major reception events (cake,garter,dances,toast,whatever) the rest of the party is the same at the beginning as it is at the end. Usually the only difference is the level of consumed-alcohol amongst the dancers. There's usually more going on - and changing quickly - during the beginning of the day.

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LOL, i guess i never thought about that. After all the important things are done at the reception it stays the same. I just always thought that the getting ready pictures would be so boring, i mean it only takes a few seconds to put on a dress, right? wink.gif Thanks for the tip, i would have done it all wrong. lol everyone would have made fun of me.

 

Here is another question: i like the work that a certain photographer does but online she has all of hers kind of showing the artistic side (i think she photoshops them so that the sky and water are darker and look like they're paint brush strokes, i have no idea what that's called). I would like more of pictures if they weren't like that. if i'm picking a really colorful, vibrant place i want my pictures to be clear, colorful, and vibrant. So i'm not sure if it's OK to ask her for UN-photo shopped pictures for OUR album and our negatives or if that's rude? i don't care what she posts on her blog or her website but for my own pictures i prefer mostly non-photoshopped ones.

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LOL, i guess i never thought about that. After all the important things are done at the reception it stays the same. I just always thought that the getting ready pictures would be so boring, i mean it only takes a few seconds to put on a dress, right? wink.gif Thanks for the tip, i would have done it all wrong. lol everyone would have made fun of me.
I don't think everyone would make fun of you, just some people. wink.gif

And sometimes the getting-ready stuff can be boring - it really depends - people sitting around doing nothing. But when there's activity - there is interaction and there are photo ops.

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Here is another question: i like the work that a certain photographer does but online she has all of hers kind of showing the artistic side (i think she photoshops them so that the sky and water are darker and look like they're paint brush strokes, i have no idea what that's called). I would like more of pictures if they weren't like that. if i'm picking a really colorful, vibrant place i want my pictures to be clear, colorful, and vibrant. So i'm not sure if it's OK to ask her for UN-photo shopped pictures for OUR album and our negatives or if that's rude? i don't care what she posts on her blog or her website but for my own pictures i prefer mostly non-photoshopped ones.
I like to show (put on my website and blog) the pictures that *I* like. So that people who like what they see, will like what I shoot and we're all happy.

In general, if you want something that you DON'T see on your photographer's site, you would want to ask if it's something they could do (or not do) - or you might want to consider a different photographer.

When communicating what you like or don't like, try to be as specific as possible. Don't say "I just don't like it", say "I don't like how the sky looks painted" or "I like this picture where the colors are vivid and crisp".

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