Saving a Bridal Session

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  1. twocolor

    twocolor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The location this bride had chosen for her bridals had been locked down tight until March. (is that her responsibility or mine, to check on availability of locations?)

    The bride's make-up lady had relatives nearby in the hills. And since the time a bride puts into her bridals almost equals the time put into the wedding itself, I NEVER reschedule a bridal session.

    So here's my attempt at saving a bridal session!

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    red1013 TPF Noob!

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    #1 is my favorite. the others seem like there is just to much white in the shot. I have never shot a winter wedding but can imagine all the challenages that may come along with it.
     
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    My feelings are that you would be marketing yourself much better if you took it upon yourself to check up on those things as often as possible. While I might not be willing to make it an official responsibility, it sure would be nice if you could let the bride know as soon as possible that her chosen location is unavailable. Everybody wins.

    Very nice photos, by the way.
     
  4. Phranquey

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    IMO, if she picked the location, she should have checked on the availability. It wouldn't have hurt to check yourself if you had thought of it, but I wouldn't feel responsible.

    Although a couple are a little overexposed for my taste, and the bride blends in to the snow a little too well on #4, I would still call this a great save.... :thumbup:.
     
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    IMHO it is the Photographer's responsibility to NOT get into a pissing contest with the Bride or anyone else about the details of the wedding. (not that you are) The initial consultation is when and where these things should be decided. Experience is what makes the difference. Add one more item to your check list.

    Nice shots BTW!
     
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    I like your work. About resposibility.. It all depends on how you work. If you are on photo-journalistic photography, that makes no senses, you capture everything thats going on :) you not interfere with all event. Simply all details, work style and a day plan should be talked before weddings.

    Sorry of my English
     
  7. twocolor

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    Thanks DZ. I checked out your work on Facebook. VERY NICE!
     
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    the iconic image TPF Noob!

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    If your rates are right, it doesn't matter much.. Re-schedule it and tell God thank you for allowing you to make a living doing what you love.

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