16 June 2010

The Pre-Shoot

Back when Tim and I decided to get married, we decided that we wanted to take the majority of the wedding pictures before the actual wedding. I've been to enough weddings where the guests have to stand around waiting for the couple to finish taking pictures that I decided that I didn't want to make my guests go through that, so on May 19, we headed down to Layton to get a bunch of pictures taken with our photographer Chris from Robert Wood Photography.

I should probably mention that I actually didn't really enjoy this experience all that much. Tim and I drove down to Layton and arrived a bit early to get ready. My parents were on their way down to St. George so they stopped and my mom helped me get dressed. I should mention that I didn't wear any sort of special lingerie to boost my bust or hide my hips, which was a huge relief. After I was ready, I walked out to the car to say hi to my dad and my cute niece and nephew, and then I got yelled at by a woman who didn't want me tracking dirt back into the freshly cleaned Victorian house we were taking pictures at. I wanted to say, "Geez lady, don't you think I'm being careful in my WHITE dress to not pick up dirt to track anywhere" but I didn't. Getting yelled at before getting your pictures taken is really not the best way to start off the whole photo shoot experience.

Finally, it was time to start. We took some pictures inside and then headed outside. We walked all around the yard and got a variety of pictures and then I asked when we were heading to the Great Salt Lake to take our beach pictures. The photographer just looked at me what are you talking about. I (and Tim) distinctly remember talking to the photographer twice about taking pictures at the beach, but apparently, once again, I'm the world's worst communicator because he had no idea what we were talking about. So, no beach pictures.

We finished the shoot and then headed back to Logan with a dvd of the pictures. When we arrived back at Tim's place, we pulled them up and started looking through them. They were SO BORING! They looked like stock wedding photos...nothing exciting...nothing candid...just boring. I should also say that they were great pictures, but they were just not what I wanted and of all of the things I wanted for my wedding, GREAT PICTURES were at the top of the list.

So, after mulling it over for a few days, I e-mailed Chris the photographer and expressed my concerns. I was a little worried that he might take my e-mail negatively but he was awesome and actually thanked me for letting him know so that he could make the necessary changes for the wedding day. Phew... We still haven't got the wedding pictures back yet, but here are some of Tim's favorites from the pre-shoot. Enjoy!


Sarah said...

Those are great--I love the touch of red with your flowers, his tie, and your SHOES!!! So, so cute! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS again!

The Jones Fam said...

I never noticed your awesome shell necklace! That is what my girls wanted to do with their starfishes. I am proud of you to speak up. Nothing is worse than pictures you don't like. Also, I don't think you are a bad communicator, but maybe that is because I am the same way. I forget that I have to make them write it down!

Barb said...

Well, I think the pics are fab! Your dress is beautiful! And your boobs look good too, even w/o the push
up! :) Loved the touch of red throughout. Anxious to see the wedding day photos.

Carla L. Thompson said...

Your photos are AMAZING! So beautiful! Best wishes this day, every day, now and always!

Stacey said...

I think your pictures are so pretty! I can't wait for the wedding ones!!!