Photographer a Bridesmaid?
May 5, 2012 4:00pm CST
I'm getting married years down the road but the thing is... I really want my photographer as a bridesmaid since she's a good friend, but she also has good photographer skills and is doing it for free specifically for me. I don't know what I should do since other people's photography services are super expensive since people want to make money off of couples getting married since they want to preserve their memories etc. I enjoy my friend's work and I also want her to be a bridesmaid but I can't really choose right now. I don't want some of my cousins being bridesmaids since some of them will get jealous of the other cousins and complain why I don't have them as a bridesmaid etc. I want people who are very close to me to be bridesmaids even if I have to get some of my gay guy friends to dress in drag, I definitely will! It's tough. I'm not exactly sure what to do, unless she wants to take care of the reception part where bridesmaids don't have much to do except sit with the bride and groom.
5 May 12
Your friend can be your bridesmaid, and at the same time take pictures, too. You can have another official photographer, and if your friend is willing to also bring her camera set, then she can freely take pictures when she can all throughout the event. In our wedding, we have a couple photography enthusiasts in our guest list, but we didn't let them cover the wedding. Instead, they are free to take as many pictures as they want, while enjoying the wedding celebration. We got good pictures from them, apart from those that the official photographer provided us.
• United States
6 May 12
I think it would look kind of ridiculous for the bridesmaid to also be taking pictures. Since she is in the wedding she might miss a lot of the shots that you would want photos of because she will be standing next to you holding a bouquet. I would say have her do the photography or be a bridesmaid not both. I see what a tough decision it will be to choose though.