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    • RoseyB
      CommentAuthorRoseyB
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    hi all,

    how have you guys picked our photographers? I'm massively into visual arts etc, so i'm super fussy. it seems there are alot of people claiming to be 'contemporary' and 'modern' but when i look at their gallery online its all just super fake shots of couples in fields looking longingly into each others eyes??? thats not what we want. Plus they seem to go mad on photoshop.

    Really I want to know how long everyone is having their photographer for? when is it kinda the 'norm' to end the photos, start of meal? after speeches? first dance? and do you think its necessary for them to be there during the brides preparations? I can just imagine lots of pics of me looking hot and bothered lol Plus we really don't want to do the whole line up thing, when you spend hours doing the line up shots of brides family, grooms family work friends, second cousins twice removed etc etc. but i do worry older family members might be disappointed.

    What do we think? I do stress about these things a little too much me thinks lol xx
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    • Mrs Turps (Nicpep)
      CommentAuthorMrs Turps (Nicpep)
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    I'm having mine until the first dance. I like the shots in fields gazing into each others eyes though lol

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    • Magsy
      CommentAuthorMagsy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    The guy we're thinking of having does a free no obligation pre wedding shoot. He gives you the cd with all the pics on even if you don't book him!

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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    aw that's nice mags :-)

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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    we booked ours to do our family portrait and after seeing how he was with the kids,really relaxed and friendly we booked him straight away,iv got the portraits on here if you want a look
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    • Magsy
      CommentAuthorMagsy
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    We thought so too, kaya x

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    • kessy77
      CommentAuthorkessy77
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    I only wanted one for an hour or so max and htey were still quoting me £200+. Cant afford that so after the ceremony we will invite the guests to take photos and request that we get digital copies of theior photos from then and hte rest of the day. Hopefully we will end up with some great shots. We have worked out where we want them and how we'll pose etc. I dont like all the stiff posey stuff though, prefer the more natural stuff (even tho thats posed too but it doesnt look it!). I hate having my photo taken so dreading it! x x
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    • RoseyB
      CommentAuthorRoseyB
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    Found one whoop whoop, just went to wedding fair this evening at a hotel near me, really clicked (excuse the pun) with someone there, great photos just how we like them really on our wavelength we've booked and everything so panic over lol xx still can't decide how long to have em there though xxx
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    • Emmielene
      CommentAuthorEmmielene
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    Im going from the preparations all the way through to the First Dance
    I like seeing those candid shots in your rollers and also i dont wanna rely on photos of us dancing with my brother iving some naughty hand signal in the corner of the shot.. and he would!
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    • Kizzy81
      CommentAuthorKizzy81
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    Ours has agreed to come from us getting ready and stay until at least the first dance. I've told him he's welcome to stay as long as he likes though.
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    • yvonne
      CommentAuthoryvonne
      Got married 8 years ago
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    mine will be there from getting ready till the first dance..
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    • iluvcakes
      CommentAuthoriluvcakes
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 28th 2010
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    Aww, glad you managed to get it sorted Rosey :0)
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    • Joolsy
      CommentAuthorJoolsy
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    I'm really starting to stress about my photographer - I sent a cheque for the remaining balance to him during the week got a receipt back today confirming that all payments received for my wedding on the 10th October 2010 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'm being married on the 23rd July 2010. Not sure if this is just a typing error cause my letter to him had 23rd July 2010 and just checked all my correspondence and it says 23rd July 2010 but this has really thrown me what if he has me in for the wrong date??? Talk about stressed!!!

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    Phone him today to check and if it works out hes double booked you, as youve paid in full he will hopefully have to move the other couple who maybe hasnt. Either way get something like money off or freebies for the hassle its caused you (lay it on thick) Either way joolsy do NOT panic till you know for sure.

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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    my photographer is amazing he also advertises on here
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    • Joolsy
      CommentAuthorJoolsy
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Cheers Hails - going to get the H2B to phone him cause I just stress out and I'm terrible I give in to easy at least if he does it he might get some freebies like you said!! xx

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    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytale
      Getting married in 20 months
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    a friend of ours who is coming to the wedding, is doing ours as a wedding present, he is coming round mine when im getting ready in the morning plus all day and night xx

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    • Katie
      CommentAuthorKatie
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    We still havent found ours.We want a CD only package as H2B is a designer and can put together an album and edit the photos but so far they are all really expensive or not right. Not stressing though Im sure we will find one lol

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    • CupCake
      CommentAuthorCupCake
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    I'm not having a photographer so can't really help hun. I just want casual snap shots which my cousins partner is doing as he's been dabbling with photography for many years and has done some weddings already. As he's family I feel he will do what I want and we will both feel comfortable. My 17 year old daughter is also going to uni this year to do photography so she will take some too! If I were you I'd try and find someone that a friend or family member has used, that way you can see their album and what they got for the money xx

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    • Possum
      CommentAuthorPossum
      Getting married in 16 months
      Posted: Mar 6th 2010
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    I'm just speaking to my mum about the ones I like. We have to pay £100 for travel for the ones I want so we'll see :-)
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    • catch
      CommentAuthorcatch
      Posted: Mar 7th 2010
     
    l am paying £650 for traditional photo's he will turn up one hour before weding and take everyone on arrival, then the cermony to mock cake cutting, l will get proofs full album and disc of every pic taken on day and l can reprint them anywhere as l get sole writes to do so photographer will take any pic we want where we want on the day
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    • angel
      CommentAuthorangel
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2010
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    i know exactly how you feel as i am a student photographer so when it came to choosing one for our wedding i have been overly critical especially about prices. have stressed out for about 5months over it because we have such a low budget. so we decided on one of my friends whos studying fine art and photography combined shes going to do it for us for a very low price :-) so thats good i know her works good so i dont mind so much :-D
    it is difficult choosing cause its not like you can go and re shoot theres only one chance to catch those moments :-) x
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    • Clarey88
      CommentAuthorClarey88
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2010
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    That's good angel.. My h2b is a graphic designer and went to art college so knows loads of photographers and he seems to have a cheap one in mind already!! xx
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    • 4lannie4
      CommentAuthor4lannie4
      Got married 8 years ago
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    mine is from the time we start getting ready until we want him there he said if need be until the last guest needs and this was all included in the price x
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    • Joolsy
      CommentAuthorJoolsy
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2010
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    Well got in contact with the photographer apparently he had a doh moment!!! Said he had just been filing away a booking form for the 10th October when he came to do my receipt so the date was in his head - but he has now sent me another receipt via email with the correct date 23rd July Phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i was about to kill someone yesterday lol xx

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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    Thats a relief I bet Joolsy.

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    • Magsy
      CommentAuthorMagsy
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    big sigh of relief for you then, joolsy :)

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    • Suzi
      CommentAuthorSuzi
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 7th 2010
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    Glad you got it sorted Rosey! We have been so lucky, we have found an amazing photographer who normally photographs rock bands, but he is just moving into weddings so his package rates are amazing, we are having him from the time the guests arrive, right through to the first dance and the evening guests arriving. He doesn't normally do the "traditional" shots but I do want those, so we will have them and him in the background taking subtle photots lol! His photos are amazing. We get a pre wedding shoot, a CD with no copyright, 100 photos of our choice and a HUUUGE framed photo of our choice and all for....wait for it.... £170!!!!!!!!!!!! For £300 he will also do both the hen night and stag night, but I think we have decided not to do that! x

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    • NicolS
      CommentAuthorNicolS
      Posted: Mar 31st 2012
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    Hi all,
    When I'm looking for a photographer, I want someone who treats their job seriously. I need a person who treats every couple individually and takes unique and lovely pictures. And is friendly of course.
    And actually I know someone like that. It's *************, a great female photographer who works in London and Cyprus. You can see her works on her website or a blog.
    Check out whether you like such a style:)


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    • RaggedyAnne
      CommentAuthorRaggedyAnne
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 31st 2012
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    are you affiliated in any way? I only ask because you have left her link on 3 threads that I have seen...

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 10 years
      Posted: Mar 31st 2012
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    All edited deleted raggedyanne la-la and myself are on the job hehehe ;-)

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    • AnnekaC
      CommentAuthorAnnekaC
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 30th 2012
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    Going to see my wedding photographer for the first time next week, sooooo excited! it will be a little evening trip, but should hopefully book them and we only have to pay £200, out of the £1400+ its going to cost :) (many thanks to my BIL) :)

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