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Old 02-17-2009, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Give me some feedback if you will on whether or not these would be a nice addition to a wedding portfolio or should I 86 em...
This little lady is NOT a bride to be...in fact, she is still in high school (she's 18). For whatever reason, I have received numerous wedding requests as of late and thought I'd book a few more this year to fund some new "toys". My thought is to create a wedding portfolio with some pretty "brides" or "faux brides" but with NO expertise in that arena, I would like some feedback...Thoughts?






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Re: Feedback please - possible marketing material??
Old 02-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think they have potential. It would have been nice to have "groom" there, too. I especially like the first on and the ones outside. I had recently done some model-bride images lately, too. I will post later today.
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If you're gonna shoot wedding dresses, toss out the 6K white balance. Daddy pays lots of money for a white dress and mommy wants to see it white. I had to rethink things when shooting bridals. YMMV.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're gonna shoot wedding dresses, toss out the 6K white balance. Daddy pays lots of money for a white dress and mommy wants to see it white. I had to rethink things when shooting bridals. YMMV.
DUDE....you just broke my heart....you know I like em warm lol...but I hear ya...also this dress is actually a off white...pale white if you will....it wasn't the bright white that many of the dresses are...

I may go in post and cool em off a bit and bring out some of the white to see if that makes a difference...
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Yeah, I think they have potential. It would have been nice to have "groom" there, too. I especially like the first on and the ones outside. I had recently done some model-bride images lately, too. I will post later today.
Typically the groom is not at the pre-wedding bridal shoot are they?? I thought that shoot was usually the engagement shoot...where they are dressed more casual...I dunno...as I said...new territory for me, but I just don't recall seeing any "bride and groom" together images...

Wedding shooters....jump in here please...is it common th shoot the bride and groom in their getups BEFORE the wedding?? Most grooms aren't gonna rent the tux twice are they??
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.............................I have received numerous wedding requests as of late and thought I'd book a few more this year to fund some new "toys".
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Typically the groom is not at the pre-wedding bridal shoot are they?? I thought that shoot was usually the engagement shoot...where they are dressed more casual...I dunno...as I said...new territory for me, but I just don't recall seeing any "bride and groom" together images...

Wedding shooters....jump in here please...is it common th shoot the bride and groom in their getups BEFORE the wedding?? Most grooms aren't gonna rent the tux twice are they??
The way I read your first post was that you were photographing the actual wedding, since you said you had received numerous wedding requests.

I am understanding now you are meaning bridal portrait, instead, and usually the groom is not included in a formal bridal portrait. However, I have photographed brides and grooms before the actual wedding... usually as part of the pre-wedding photography.

Most of the time brides refuse to see the groom in the dress. For some reason the wedding dress is "sacred", and can be seen by anyone in the entire world except the groom.
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True...*BUT*...If they want BobbyG that's because they want BobbyG style images...Not BobbyG shooting Brides R Us...A delicate balance has to be struck.

Bobby, the biggest thing is to remember that they're not interviewing you to see if they want to use you as much as YOU are interviewing THEM to see if you want them as a client. Remember, they are coming to you first, not the other way around.
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A heads up...I sent you an email with an enclosed psd file to to your gmail address as provided by profile.
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Bobby CS4 has features that allow you to correct the color of the Dress, but still keep the skin tone the way you like. So does Nik Efex, Color Efex Pro and Viveza.
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True...*BUT*...If they want BobbyG that's because they want BobbyG style images...Not BobbyG shooting Brides R Us...A delicate balance has to be struck.

Bobby, the biggest thing is to remember that they're not interviewing you to see if they want to use you as much as YOU are interviewing THEM to see if you want them as a client. Remember, they are coming to you first, not the other way around.
I believe the dress would appear whiter on a print than it does on the screen, because of the light, almost white, area that surrounds images posted. The color value numbers on my screen are 233, 233, 233 on the left, and 245, 245, 255 on the right. So the right side, or the area where the text appears, has a tad more blue. When I covered the surrounding area with black paper and viewed only the image, I saw a much whiter dress.

This is one reason I always hated wedding albums with white inserts. Those always made the dress look off-white.

That being said, Scott is right. If the dress looks too off color the moms get wacky, and I have seen more than one creative wedding photographer have to make some drastic changes because they thought otherwise.

In my 37+ years of shooting weddings, I learned a portrait of the dress, on the bride, instead of a portrait of the bride in the dress is what mothers are buying. I often wondered if you could just sell a portrait of the dress on a mannequin.
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