From Devlin Photography
I've been ruminating lately about having or not having a professional photographer for our wedding. Does it fit with my whole diy wedding ethos? It does not appear to. It's easy to want some amazing professional photos of the day, especially when I spend so much time looking at stunning, creative photos like these on gorgeous wedding blogs.
But the cost (starting at around $3,000) for me personally is too high for a few pretty photos. I guess to some people 3k is nothing right? But if I had that as small change, I think I'd prefer to build a well in Africa or put solar panels on a Nepali monastery or something. Also, the style of most wedding photographers, especially around here, is just not at all what I want.
So here we have another challenge- to get some great photos of the day without spending a fortune. Now to do this I need a plan. The plan so far is this...
Photo Booth- We will set up a photo booth with a good digital slr and a remote, with a beautiful backdrop, and maybe a gorgeous couch and some nice handmade cushions etc. So people can take photos of themselves. A great way to get group shots of people- and I imagine the later it gets, the funnier the photos will be.
I absolutely adore polaroids, I always have and I always will love the they look and feel. So I have cameras and a stack of film stashed which will be trusted to selected friends.
Friends with some level of photographic genius will be allocated an hour in which to capture what they can. I figure this way it won't all fall to one person, an hour is do-able, we won't miss any important bits and we will get photos in a variety of styles over the course of the weekend. A few of us have good digital slr's and the joy of digital is of course that you can correct and manipulate them, shoot, delete, shoot again etc. Right?
So if you fancy yourself handy with a lens, do feel free to put your hand up oh wonderful friends of ours...