Abit of a long one here....We've booked our wedding photographer and originally said we were happy with just 4 hours of coverage which would be enough for 2 hours of bridal prep/guests arriving ect and then the other 2 hours will be ceremony and group photos. The photographer would leave as the wedding breakfast starts which suits us as were not having speeches and our photographer wouldnt be taking photos when people are eating anyway. Im now,however, starting to worry that i'll regret not having professional photos of the first dance and as were having a singing group, there would be no photos of this either...the issue we have though is that we have a 3 hour break inbetween wedding breakfast and evening reception which would practically be wasted time that im paying a photographer for and if the photographer was starting at 10am, they'd only work til 8pm which essentially means i'd be paying for 10 hours but only actually getting an extra 2 hours (if that makes sense). I even wondered about hiring a seperate photographer to capture the evening but seen as i hate having my photo taken i was looking forward to been able to relax after the photographer left. Anyone else had a similar dilemma?
You'd have photos and natural shots in the time of the gap, that's what we're doing anyway. Having nice natural photos of people enjoying themselves and family shots in that time
Some djs will provide evening photography/videography
Have throw away cameras on tables, that's what I'm gonna do and leave a note saying take some pictures of the night and each other.
Have your wedding photographer for original time ...... & then get in touch with a tutor on photo course at college for recommendations of a 2nd year student & employ them ..... Our neighbour's daughter doing A Level photography smashed our photo shoot & took some fantastic shots = Stunning !! ....
I hate having my photo taken... posed with the world and his wife on my wedding day and loved every minute of it. Have the photographer there for as long as you can afford, you won't regret it xx
Our photographer was brilliant she came to our house morning of wedding and stayed the full day until about 11.30/12 pm at night
I'm having I spy lists on the tables for people to take photos... I'm sure you'll have some creative guests that love a mini photoshoot with their IPhone x
We are going with a dj that does more natual shots during evening
That's all we had our photographer for, it's more than enough! You get all the posing type shots and then guests take the more natural pictures from guests at night xx
My only regret is my wedding photos. It's one thing that I would say spend the money on xx
I'd go for longer, we got married 3 weeks ago and what you said is what we was happy with, although I now wish I'd had some professional ones of our first dance and the evening unfortunately it was too expensive to have him all day and he had other commitments in the evening when I asked nearer to the date. My friends took some lovely photos but I do wish I'd had him there a bit longer x
Get bestman etc to take some or video in phones. Put cameras on tables
I'm a wedding photographer, find one who like me takes images 'of the day' not by the hour.
I had a photographer that took photos of us getting ready and then of the ceremony and group shots and then a couple at the reception. He left before speeches and food. For our first dance we had people take photos and video on there phones as nowadays everyone owns a phone. But I have not regretted not covering the evening as it was amazing. I did put a wedding checklist down on the tables with a list of important shots which went really well with guests
We had a fab photographer who came first thing to my mums house and left around 9pm from our evening, i hardly knew he and his wife were there, let me know if you want the details. Its your special day/night catch every moment xx
There's a free app called WedPics. Guests upload their photos to it using your personal log in name. Then u have all their photos from the whole day.
We booked our photographer all day and till the 1st dance of the evening, we also had a singer. You need to enjoy every minute and capture every memory, the day goes so quickly x
We had two photographers from 9am through until 10pm, they where fantastic and just blended in, people didn't even notice them, it is one thing I would advise to spend money on as the pictures will tell the story of the day!
Download the wedpics app...put some cards on the table asking all your guests to upload to your wedding album on the app...make sure to ask everyone to get up and take pictures of your first dance. The picture ive put up is from one of my guest's phone and I love it....ive got loads more like it too...
I'd go for the full day and not worry about the 3 hour break between the ceremony and evening - during this time your photographer will get lots of lovely natural shots of you and your guests chatting and relaxing, which will more than likely end up being your favourites.
We are having a photographer for wedding prep and ceremony, then in the evening we're having a photo booth and a group app where guests can upload their own photos x
We have some guests who are really good at doing photography so I am just asking them to take some photos for us during the first dance/reception
Our photographer was there for the whole thing and some of the nicest photos we've got (we've only seen samples so far) are the lovely natural ones of everyone during the 'in between' times chatting and laughing and us greeting people. It's not wasted time, you will want everything captured when you get to it. I think the photographer is the most important thing you will spend money on personally xx
Could have a student or trainee photographer for the evening xx
Why not ask a trusted friend / family member with a decent camera to take those shots
You won't even notice the photographer. Just ask them to take photos and that you don't want any photos staged. You could always go to a college near the place and see if a student would take them for cheap.
We could help you! And it would not cost you much. www.jiphotographyforalluk.com contact us and we'll sort something good out! These are moments you want captured for life.