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Posted 12/8/2013 by omarakbt in General Photography
 

omarakbt
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Posted: 12/8/2013 3:02:22 PM
My DD is getting married the end of December. I had not really planned to take my camera, we have a photographer hired and I'm sure there will be others with cameras taking photos but will I regret not having photos that I took?
I have a smaller point and shoot I could take but the venue will be dark, evening wedding in a museum. Even if I take my DSLR I'd really need to rent a lens to get enough light without a flash and I don't want to use a flash and risk interferring with someone else, or the professionals
I don't want to take photos during the actual wedding but later during the reception. I'm torn.
So leave the camera at home? Take the p&s? rent a lens and take the camera?

TIA


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Posted: 12/8/2013 3:15:54 PM
You have a photographer hired, enjoy the day and let them do their work of recording the day for you. If you take anything maybe the P&S, but I think you will be thinking/worrying about other things besides photos:>


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Posted: 12/8/2013 3:56:59 PM
I agree. Leave the camera behind. If anything ask a friend to take photos for you... that way you'll probably be in some of the pictures too. It's too special a day for you to be worrying about taking pictures.


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Posted: 12/8/2013 7:21:48 PM
I took pictures at my own wedding, and we had a great photographer, but I knew there would be detail shots I would want and could get and not have to pay the photographer for. I took pictures of the wedding set up before the actual ceremony and got some really great ones I love. I love taking pictures though, and I feel weird without my camera!
I would rent a lens and take photos before the ceremony of the tables, flowers, the cake, food, dress, etc. There should be a place where you can stash your camera during the ceremony and reception, better to have it on hand in case you do want it.



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Posted: 12/8/2013 8:19:01 PM
What does your daughter want you to do on this issue? That is where I would start.


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Posted: 12/9/2013 12:04:51 AM
Each of us regrets different things. I know I would regret not taking my camera for at least SOME shots. I also wouldn't rent a lens but if you haven't bought a 50 1.8 this would be a good time. Excellent in darker venues and runs about $120 so it isn't a budget buster.

I wouldn't do the detail shots because I'd expect the hired pro to do that. But the hired pro wouldn't know the people (out side of the wedding party) He wouldn't know that was my great aunt Suzy and I'd want a picture of her, or he wouldn't know those three sitting at that table are my dd's co-workers. Those are the kinds of things I would want to shoot.. the stuff no one else knows about.

Just don't get so wrapped up in shooting you forget to visit with family and friends. you want to live in the moment too.


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Posted: 12/9/2013 11:53:08 AM
I don't have the 50 1.8 in my inventory yet. I looked and the sony one is a bit more price wise.
I know that the photographers will do a super job but I want some photos right away. So I will at least take my P&S and consider getting the 50 1.8. I checked, it's 68$ to rent one for the weekend, so about 1/3 the cost. If I had a canon I could rent one for about $12 for the weekend, go figure.
I don't want to spend my time playing with my camera but I do want some shots to have right away. I'll take my camera to rehearsal and to the reception but I won't worry about during the ceremony.
I also know that the professionals won't get the photos to my DD right away and she wouldn't get them to me for a while. So I want something of my own to have.
Thanks for the input. I'll put the lens on my wish list.


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Posted: 12/10/2013 4:25:08 PM
Glad you are taking it. My cousin was just married in October and I knew the pro and knew she would do a great job. I also knew that the pro wouldn't want me taking photos of the bride and groom. BUT, I so regret not taking some shots of guests. I did take a few with my iPhone, but really regret not having it there because there were so many people I don't see often. And for the pro to post photos did take about six weeks. And for me, taking photos is fun, not work! So...next time I will probably take it but not use it where it will interfere. In this case, I wish I would have called the photographer in advance to get a feel for what would be acceptable with her. Even though the wedding was covered by a great photographer (and her assistant)they did not get many shots of the guests.


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Posted: 12/10/2013 4:27:50 PM
Just a quick afterthought: For my own wedding,way back in the film age, UPS lost the package with my reception photos and the negatives. They were never, ever found. THANK GOD my college roommates husband brought his camera. I really cherish the roll of film he shot at my reception.


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