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Help! Non-hipster wedding photography needed

By 14 June 2013 24

We’re looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at the responses to this post from 2012, and scanned the websites of the photographers referred to and many others. It seems there is a strong prevalence of a particular kind of wedding photography. It’s either contrived, or has gone right through contrived and come out the other side (hipsterland).

See for yourselves, Rioters!

She and I think we want a non-arthouse, beautifully executed record of the ceremony taking place and, afterwards, of who was there looking their best. There will be no:

  • jumping in the air
  • standing blankly amid Architecture
  • riding chairlifts
  • obscuring faces with bouquets
  • urban landscapes
  • bridal accoutrements perched in unlikely places
  • torsos without heads

Any recommendations?

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24 Responses to Help! Non-hipster wedding photography needed
#1
Barcham9:48 am, 14 Jun 13

I’m sure any professional photographer would be entirely happy to take whatever kind of boring photos you want them too, as long as you don’t go calling them hipsters to their face.

#2
martyo10:10 am, 14 Jun 13

putting my hat into the ring – I’m not a wedding photographer..I’m just a normal photographer :-) http://www.techosapien.com

#3
smilesr10:11 am, 14 Jun 13
#4
ABC12910:26 am, 14 Jun 13

Finding a wedding photographer that suits the style of photos that you are after is possibly the biggest hurdle.
Secondly you need to find someone that you and your partner are comfortable working with. For almost everyone, their wedding is the first time they will be in front of the camera so it is important to be as relaxed as possible.
If you like our style then we’re more than happy to hear from you: http://twocollins.com.au/wp/

#5
pierce10:51 am, 14 Jun 13

No hipsterism fair enough but please at least consider a pic like this – http://petapixel.com/2013/05/29/wedding-photograph-features-a-hungry-t-rex-chasing-the-bridal-party/

#6
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd11:58 am, 14 Jun 13

IN B4 TEH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DEFENCE FORCE.

#7
HeighwayQueen12:49 pm, 14 Jun 13

http://www.getboxxd.blogspot.com.au/

I’m not sure if her stuff qualifies as ‘hipster’ or not. Judge for yourself I guess. She’s a mum who does photography on the side and i believe her prices are very reasonable.

#8
Gungahlin Al3:29 pm, 14 Jun 13

Yeah, who wants hipster when you can have Star Wars?

#9
steveu3:47 pm, 14 Jun 13

martyo said :

putting my hat into the ring – I’m not a wedding photographer..I’m just a normal photographer :-) http://www.techosapien.com

And a well respected photographer at that, highly recommended.

#10
T_S4:18 pm, 14 Jun 13

A very good (ex-Canberran) photographer is Jeremy Beasley. His approach is photojournalistic, meaning no cheesy posed shots – so if you want a “beautifully executed record of the ceremony taking place” you might want to check him out.

http://www.jeremybeasley.com.au/your-wedding/

“Hipster” has lost all meaning for me these days. He’s not at all pretentious, if that’s what you mean :)

#11
Mess5:48 pm, 14 Jun 13

Barcham said :

I’m sure any professional photographer would be entirely happy to take whatever kind of boring photos you want them too, as long as you don’t go calling them hipsters to their face.

So do hipsters not like being called hipsters anymore? Maybe it’s too mainstream.

#12
Masquara7:52 pm, 14 Jun 13

HeighwayQueen said :

http://www.getboxxd.blogspot.com.au/

I’m not sure if her stuff qualifies as ‘hipster’ or not. Judge for yourself I guess. She’s a mum who does photography on the side and i believe her prices are very reasonable.

Eek. Antihipster is worse than hipster. Those are shockers!

#13
mistertim10:15 pm, 14 Jun 13

+1 for Jeremy. Top bloke too.

#14
dph10:23 pm, 14 Jun 13

Only on the Riot Act could tacky, bogan-esk wedding photography trends be referred to as ‘hipster’.

Do you refer to Facebook wedding albums & glamour photos as hipster, too?

#15
nomes7078:26 am, 15 Jun 13

http://www.luxandlens.com – a great couple who captured great moments of both my Mum and sister’s weddings. Stunning, personal and intimate photos of the couple and the guests sharing the day. And they are just a really nice funny couple.

#16
HiddenDragon11:27 am, 15 Jun 13

I think we need some Commonwealth-funded ANU research on the correlation between hipster/trendoid/fashion victim wedding pics and the survival rate of marriages.

#17
OpenYourMind11:43 am, 15 Jun 13

martyo said :

putting my hat into the ring – I’m not a wedding photographer..I’m just a normal photographer :-) http://www.techosapien.com

While I’m not a big fan of your self promotion, I will say you take some absolutely fantastic photos. Wow!

Love the skywhale photos!

#18
poetix1:11 pm, 15 Jun 13

dph said :

Only on the Riot Act could tacky, bogan-esk wedding photography trends be referred to as ‘hipster’.

Do you refer to Facebook wedding albums & glamour photos as hipster, too?

You forgot photos of babies in flowerpots as the latest ‘hipster’ trend.

#19
BimboGeek3:44 pm, 15 Jun 13

HiddenDragon said :

I think we need some Commonwealth-funded ANU research on the correlation between hipster/trendoid/fashion victim wedding pics and the survival rate of marriages.

Can you also ask them if they did a “trash the dress’ glamour session?

#20
miska_chick4:12 pm, 18 Jun 13

+1 for twocollins – great photos.

#21
Padoof8:02 am, 05 Aug 13

OP – who did you end up going with?

#22
poetix10:45 am, 05 Aug 13

Padoof said :

OP – who did you end up going with?

His wife?

#23
SarahPatrice1:21 pm, 13 Sep 13

I’m getting married in January and I’m using Emma Hampton photography. She is fantastic and relatively new to starting her own photography business so her prices aren’t high AT ALL.
Have a look at her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/EmmaHamptonPhotography

#24
beardedclam2:14 pm, 13 Sep 13

OpenYourMind said :

martyo said :

putting my hat into the ring – I’m not a wedding photographer..I’m just a normal photographer :-) http://www.techosapien.com

While I’m not a big fan of your self promotion, I will say you take some absolutely fantastic photos. Wow!

Love the skywhale photos!

Hardly self promotion “just a normal photographer”.
Lighten up, if he takes good photographs, your evidence, then why can’t he tell people about it. Just offering to help out.

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