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Help! Non-hipster wedding photography needed

Sideshowmatt123 14 June 2013 26

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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YPh YPh 1:49 pm 25 Jun 15

A real trained and experienced photographer can do whatever style you would like.

If they are not trained, which is more important than the style, they will be very likely to use the wrong lens, i.e. a wide angle and not a portrait lens and you will not like the way you look but will not know why.

Everyone says that are photographer these days but the reality is they are not and they don’t know what they don’t know.

I’m happy to walk you through this if you like, don’t fall for the pretty website photos.

cheeryface cheeryface 6:00 am 02 May 15

It might be too late, but could recommend you looking at Mel Hill from http://www.melhillphotography.com – really classic images which should stand the test of time?

beardedclam beardedclam 2:14 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.

SarahPatrice SarahPatrice 1:21 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

poetix poetix 10:45 am 05 Aug 13

Padoof said :

OP – who did you end up going with?

His wife?

Padoof Padoof 8:02 am 05 Aug 13

OP – who did you end up going with?

miska_chick miska_chick 4:12 pm 18 Jun 13

+1 for twocollins – great photos.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 3:44 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?

poetix poetix 1:11 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.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 11:43 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!

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 11:27 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.

nomes707 nomes707 8:26 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.

dph dph 10:23 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?

mistertim mistertim 10:15 pm 14 Jun 13

+1 for Jeremy. Top bloke too.

Masquara Masquara 7:52 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!

Mess Mess 5:48 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.

T_S T_S 4:18 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 🙂

steveu steveu 3:47 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.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 3:29 pm 14 Jun 13

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

HeighwayQueen HeighwayQueen 12:49 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.

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