Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Photography Options

My friend, Nancy, just published a book that she co-authored with one of her friends: Meals Worth Stopping for in Florida.

They needed publicity shots, so rather than hire a professional photographer, they invited a couple of their friends out for beer and appetizers and asked us to bring our cameras. We spent a couple hours eatin', drinkin', shootin', and laughin'.

The whole thing was really very fun, and it just cost them the drinks and food. I'm sure they got some good shots out of it (although mine weren't chosen, so rest assured that they were able to get higher-quality shots from someone else!).

It's something to consider if you're hankering for cheap engagement photos, or even post-wedding photos in your full get-up of the two of you having fun together. A picnic would be fun...

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AmyJean said...

That is an excellent idea! :) I love it!

Jess said...

How funny- I just wrote about doing this on my own blog last week! Just over a week ago my fiance and I had a coworker do our e-pics for free. We're giving him a gift card to say thank you, but he didn't charge us any money for having him follow us around all afternoon with his camera. He does nature photography as a hobby and has a professional grade SLR. He'd never photographed people before so I think we were all a little nervous, but in the end we got a bunch of great photos. We didn't want to spend any money on something that I think is "extra" so we're really happy with the results. If you're trying to watch your budget doing your own photography saves a lot of money- ask around about amateur photographers or search craigslist for professionals that are just starting out. Most photographers do this simply because they love it, so it's definitely something you can have done inexpensively if you search around.

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