Thrifty DIY Wedding, Part 13: Wedding Photography
Ah, the memories! If you have a big party, you've got to have some way to remember it, right? Careful, though, this can get a bit pricey. Depending on what you want, you can actually get your photos at little cost to you.
This is one of those decisions where both the bride and groom must be in agreement. We wanted to remember the day, but without a ceremony, a videographer was unnecessary. That leaves photography. While planning the event, I quickly realized that the moment you say "wedding", prices tend to go up, and this is definitely seen when looking for a photographer.
So what to do? You get your friends and family to do it!
They will be taking photos during the party anyway, so why not just ask them if they can send you the photos at a later date? Most, if not all, are more than willing to share via email, Facebook, or flash drive.
Patrick and I mainly loved the idea because we are big fans of natural, candid shots. I'm pretty sure we could never handle actually being posed in front of the camera - we'd giggle throughout the whole thing! It just isn't us, so this method was perfect for us. Our wonderful guests were more than willing to share the memories they captured. I owe a huge thank you to my talented friend, Leslie, for all her gorgeous photography of the day!
After we collected all the photos, Patrick and I created a book using Shutterfly. It was an easy, quick way to preserve the memories of that fantastic day. The best part is that the site saves the project, so we can send copies to our family that weren't able to make it to the party with a private link!
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