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Mrs.  Blue Eyes

Mrs. Blue Eyes Report 9 Jul 2008 17:20

Hi Kate thanks for looking in, I live near Portsmouth too far for you I think xx

You guys are great thanks for the tips I will be trialling each one me thinks, I was always going to put dispoable cameras on the tables, expect nothing special and then any good ones will be a bonus xx

Eldrick

Eldrick Report 9 Jul 2008 17:29

Well, you could fly me down, put me up in a flash hotel, get me a taxi to and from the venue and buy me drink all night.

I would do your photos free of charge of course, anything for a friend. And I wouldn't keep the copyright for the pics :-)

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~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 18:57

My mum and dad were told by family not to get a photographer as there would be plenty of family taking pics. They ended up with one really iffy pic from their wedding in black and white (it was 1966). For their 30th anniversary we managed to get it touched up and blown up for them. Until then they'd never had a pic of their wedding on the wall.

So, while it's great to get pics off friends and family, I think it's best not to rely on them unless you specifically designate one person as photographer for the day. I think your best bet is the college as was suggested.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 9 Jul 2008 19:14

You could try contacting this guy to see if he's available. He took great photos and was able to organise the guests quickly.

http://www.focard.co.uk/wedd/index.html

Rose

Luckylainey

Luckylainey Report 9 Jul 2008 19:26

When my hubby and I married in August 2006 we asked all our family and friends to take photos for us as we were on such a tight budget and couldn't afford a professional photographer. We actually knew a professional but could not afford them. Un beknown to me my colleagues all chipped in to pay for a semi-professional photographer to take pics for us. Also My Mum and brother booked the professional, that we could not afford as a wedding present. Also a close friend is an amateur photographer and won lots of competitions. We asked him to do the pics, which he agreed to, but he did not want sole responsibility of doing all photos so suggested we ask friends and family to take pics as well. The end result was: The so called professional photographers photos were rubbish. Our unconfident amateur photographer friend produced some fab pics and albums which we absolutely love. The photographer that my colleagues booked also produced some wonderful pictures which we love and are very proud of.

There have been some great suggestions on here and don't be put off by the idea of semi-professional or amateur photographers, as they can produce some wonderful and some very natural work, that you would be thrilled with and would not cost loads of money.

Good luck!!!!

Lainey x

Kate

Kate Report 9 Jul 2008 19:50

That's a good idea, Lainey - when my cousin got married, I took my camera with me (only a little digital one - I've got an SLR one now) and took about 150 pictures that day, so I put them on a CD and gave them to my cousin and his wife.

I think they had a professional photographer as well but because I sent them mine they had a load of extra ones that they didn't know about.

One other thing, I suppose, is that a semi-professional or amateur probably wouldn't charge as much as an established professional, or - if you know someone who is good at it - they might do it as their present to you.