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    • LornaB75
      CommentAuthorLornaB75
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Did anybody not have a photographer and have guests taking photos? How did it work out? My budget is tight and thinking of not using a photographer and getting some family to take photos
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    I personally think the photographer is one of the most important parts of the day. If you can't afford a professional one, have you thought about looking into hiring a student photographer who is looking to expand their experience/portfolio?

    Your guests will probably take photos anyway, but I know I would want professional photos to look back on and to remember our day by. For me there is a massive difference between professional photos and unprofessional photos.

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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Our friends didn't have a photographer but had a family member take photos on a n1k0n camera. I personally think a photographer is a huge part of a wedding. They know which shots to get etc

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Flossie

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    We had a look at hiring a student.
    They wanted work for a portfolio and we needed a photographer.
    Instead of an album our pictures will go on a disc and we can chose our own.
    Its saved us loads!!

    Have a look at nearby colleges or put an ad in the paper!

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    You could always ask any guests if they do photography as a hobby, trouble is if they don't get the right shots or if you are happy with guests just taking photos then go for it- I personally want a memory album of the day, right from getting ready to waking down the aisle- personal preference so you have to do what is right for you

    Going to a local college is a good cheap way tho

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    What was starred out in your comment Michelle?! haha.

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Having just had our engagement shoot yesterday with our photographer, I agree with Flossie about how much a professional knows. It was little things like me leaning my head back slightly so I didn't get one of those hated double chins or how to not look so static in photos. His advice was invaluable and from the few photos he showed us on the camera straight away, we could really see the difference.

    A photography student might be a good place to try if you are on a budget as they should be learning these techniques. Or perhaps find your local wedding sales website on FB - lots are doing deals on the one local to me at the mo so you could grab yourself a bargain. X
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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Personally a photographer is the one thing you should not scrimp on. Many you can haggle down in price but you have to go with what is right for yu, however i think if you are asking the question it means you are probably not going to be happy just having guest pictures x
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2015
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    Lol Flossie it was meant to say shots but looks like auto changed o to i, guess I use that word lots lol

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2015
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    O dear Michelle lol!

    I would look at a student photographer. I do think that the photos are more inportant than most other parts of the day. X

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2015
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    We didn't pay for a photographer. We had 2 people (friends) who are keen photographers who are starting their portfolio. We gave them some money as a thank you.
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2015
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    Our photographer was worth every single penny. I would highly recommend a professional, it's worth it.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2015
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    I would definitely recommend a professional. They can get shots that guests would never think of, and edit them afterwards, plus often the quality is better. Also if you want photos of the ceremony you can't have lots of guests coming up to get close ups, it will be chaotic. Having a digital only package is much cheaper than an album, then you can get an album done later if you have the money. Guests photos are important too, as they get the things that the photographer misses while doing the official shots, but unless you have a guest who is themselves a professional I think it is really worth finding the money to pay someone.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2015
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    I agree, the professional photographer was one supplier we really didn't want to compromise on.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2015
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    It was no question for us... Absolutely yes, totally worth it! Imagine spending all that money on your day and not bothering to capture the day? No way! We briefly looked at students and quickly decided no way - it's not worth the risk. You want beautiful memories of a most wonderful day and no matter how good phones/family are, you'll never quite capture that! You also don't want the stress of dealing with family/friends who are handy with a camera but do a crap job.... It's also taking them away from enjoying the day with you both - wedding tog is a stressful job!

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    • LornaB75
      CommentAuthorLornaB75
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2015
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    My sister used to be a photography student and she has done a wedding before and can edit. Her photos are quite good but I think she won't want to be concentrating on photos. I will want her to be able to enjoy the day properly. Thanks for you advice I will go with a photographer
 
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