Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Guests as Photographers?

Andy and I have been debating over whether or not we should pay $1500 and upwards for a photographer to cover our wedding. We have one friend (who is a wonderful photographer!) who took photos of Andy and I when we had only been dating for two weeks, and we've asked her to photograph the wedding for us instead of paying an unknown person. However, if she can't do it (or even if she can) we've thought about making our wedding a BYOC wedding. That is, a Bring Your Own Camera wedding. I think we're going to go ahead with this plan even if our friend can photograph our wedding, but we're going to purchase a pro Flickr account, and give all of our guests business cards with the log-in information on it so our guests can share their photos with us. I've heard people describe their varying degrees of success with this, so I wanted to ask our readers here if they've ever experienced this, and since most of our readers are also guests, if they would want to participate in something like this. That way we can get a feel for how well this would work out!



  1. I think that's a great idea! Also one that I've seen frequently is leaving a bunch of disposable cameras on the tables so people can take their own pictures, then collecting the cameras at the end. Only problem with this is that you'd then have to get them developed, but you can get them on cds and go through and delete the ones you don't want.

  2. Wedding guests normally do bring their own cameras. You could ask everybody to e-mail you their favorite photos from the wedding or something like that.